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Responding to COVID-19

To learn about navigating the unprecedented events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, join EY professionals and other subject matter resources on our webinars, which are offered live and on-demand. Our COVID-19 webinars cover supply chain, workforce, employee health, tax implications, risk, cyber security and much more.

To help you navigate through the COVID-19 crisis, here you’ll find the most relevant EY insights on structured crisis management, enterprise resilience and planning for recovery:

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Azzurri Face Masks

At Azzurri, we are providing SWiFT19 Certified & Reusable Covid 19 Barrier Masks. (New NSAI Standard introduced this week)

Lead times with these schedules are currently 4-5 days and the specifications are included below for your convenience.

A pack of 10 of these, costing €49.00 can be ordered online HERE

We also provide Disposable masks, Face Shields and Goggles etc.

Dooleys Hotel Tina June Mags DarrerThe foyer of Dooley’s Hotel on the Quay in Waterford tells quite a different story from the one in the pre-Coronavirus era.

Prior to the mandatory closing of all hotels on March 16th, the family-run hotel in the heart of the city was bustling with guests checking in and out, locals dropping into the bar for a coffee and a chat, and corporate clients making use of the meeting facilities. Today however, a handful of dedicated housekeeping and health and safety staff occupy the space, busy implementing cleanliness and hygiene protocols which are set to become the new normal for all businesses as they prepare for reopening.

Although it will be July 20th before hotels minus hotel bars can potentially open, Dooley’s Hotel proprietors, June, Tina and Margaret Darrer, have been working with Irish Hotels Federation and HSE guidelines to ensure the safe reopening of the hotel.

“It has been a difficult time for all businesses and hotels are no exception. COVID-19 was a bolt out of the blue and it left many sectors decimated, with tourism and hospitality particularly hard hit,” Tina said.

“Now that the roadmap to recovery has been publicised, we are making every effort to ensure that upon re-opening on July 20th, the health and safety of our guests, friends and staff is not compromised.”

Just some of the most stringent health and safety measures being put in place include:

  • Dooley’s Hotel Room Seal to indicate that guest rooms have not been accessed since they were cleaned.
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in public spaces, with a focus on the counter at the front desk, elevators and elevator buttons, door handles, public bathrooms and room keys.
  • Guest-accessible disinfecting at entrance and high traffic areas.
  • Reduced paper amenities (i.e. pads and guest directories) in rooms.
  • Enhanced cleaning & other changes to buffets, in-room dining and meeting spaces.
  • Where team members work “behind the scenes,” there is an increased frequency of cleaning and focusing on high-touch areas.
  • Ongoing staff training in hygiene and cleanliness protocols.
  • Social distancing measures implemented in the restaurant.

Working with agencies such as Failte Ireland, Waterford Council, Local Enterprise Office Waterford and Visit Waterford has been invaluable in recognising the potential of the new “staycation” market.

“The hospitality sector in Waterford alone generates almost €140 million for the local economy and supports 6,400 jobs and we must do everything in our power to protect these jobs. While most international visitors will not be returning to our shores before 2021, Waterford as a family-friendly, culturally-enriching, vibrant, sunny and scenic destination will have huge appeal to Irish holidaymakers.”

“How Irish people look at holidaying is set to change and we, as a sector, must work together to reinvigorate the offerings to the indigenous market. By offering value for money, unique packages with local amenities and tourist attractions and giving the most efficient, friendly and welcoming guest experience in a safe and clean environment, the sector in Waterford can, and will, bounce back.”

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Kollect Hygiene 1

With guidance from Public Health Ireland, Kollect now provides a COVID-19 specialised sanitation service for all sectors.

With the current outbreak now affecting Irish businesses, schools and universities, Kollect have taken special measures to help address the potential epidemic and reduce its impact if at all possible.

Highly trained teams using our new mobile decontamination solution and other specialised equipment, can quickly and professionally decontaminate most sites, including offices, schools, universities, shops, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, pubs and hotels.

We are enabling institutions and businesses to restore areas to use, with minimum downtime. Depending on your requirements, we can focus on appliances, furniture, desks, computers, doors, floors, kitchens, toilets, etc.

Kollect Hygiene 2

How our decontamination service works:

A fully equipped team will show up at your workplace. They will carefully inspect, clean and disinfect the areas leaving you to enjoy a safer place for your staff to work and your customers to shop.

We use an x-mist fogging cycle using a strong germicide and sanitiser to keep your room sterilised for up to 7 days. Using the latest technology this product will instantly kill even the most deadly viruses. Our cleaning solution and sanitiser have been laboratory tested and are EN 14476 approved to kill 99% of microbes, including Coronavirus SARS-COVID-19.

Mobile Decontamination Solution

We have multiple disinfection services to fit your needs and budget, with 24/7 emergency support. Our professional specialist disinfection services provide reassurance to businesses.

We also offer many cleaning services, including office cleaning, carpet cleaning, retail cleaning, educational premise cleaning and hotel cleaning.

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ELC Hand Sanitising StationThe free standing hand sanitising station makes hand hygiene easy and simple to deploy at your establishment. It is perfect for placement on office floors, industrial facilities, supermarkets, cafeterias, food courts, schools, hospitals, and any establishment returning to normal after the COVID-19 outbreak. The free standing hand sanitising station stand is lightweight and easy to transport, the wide & stable base ensures it stays put wherever you place it. The stand is easy to assemble and comes with detailed instructions on how to assemble.

The free standing hand sanitising station stand makes hand hygiene easy and simple to deploy at your establishment. Lightweight and easy to transport, the wide & stable base ensures it stays put wherever you place it. The stand is easy to assemble and comes with detailed instructions on how to assemble.

The units are manufactured from Stainless Steel which renders them suitable for both indoor and outdoor application. Also, they will not tarnish, are very easily cleaned/sanitised and invoke a clean room image. It accommodates all dispenser types. Unlike others on the market, the base is weighted to prevent the unit toppling or being accidentally pushed over. Cleaning the stand is made simple, we also supply a Biodegradable cleaning solution which leaves a protective film on the surface, protects from fingerprints, weather effects and displaces and protects from moisture. 

Perfect For Every Location Including:

  • Workplaces (shops, call centres, supermarkets)
  • Factories
  • Listed Buildings
  • Educational Institutions (creches, schools, higher education)
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Customer Facing Businesses
  • Sports Clubs, Gymnasiums

The dispenser is situated on high-quality stainless steel and comes with an inline drip tray to catch any surplus sanitizer that may drop from the dispenser. A solid steel base and main support provides a robust and durable station for hand sanitisation. The stainless steel backplate is suitable for adding instructions or any guidelines you wish. 

For any sales or technical enquiries, please contact us on the details below:

+353 (0) 51 358144
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Free energy audit launched today by Enerpower aims to assist businesses in choosing the right renewable energy product and financing for their business.

Companies large and small are increasingly turning to renewable energy for their energy needs as they are seeing the benefits of lower energy costs and operational savings. In addition, companies are reducing their emissions and their impact on the environment as well as seeing the added benefit of marketing opportunities as a green company.

Call Enerpower today on 051 364 054 or click below to learn more about how you can avail of this service.

Parker Law logo

While drafting my own office’s Covid-19 reopening policy, it occurred to me that every business that closed their doors would now be doing the same. I have decided to offer small businesses in Waterford an entirely FREE OF CHARGE call to discuss what they should consider and some guidance for putting a policy in place for their staff and customers.

It is intended to be a guide only and should not replace legal advice which some businesses may need. I hope to help you sift through the jargon. Reading through the government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol and finding where your business fits is not an easy task. Every business is different and how each business will deal with the reopening will be different too.

It’s our way to help get Waterford businesses back on their feet. If you wish to avail of this, please email below and we can schedule a suitable time for a phone call.

Suzanne, Parker Law
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051 878090

LCE logo

The LCE webinar on the new HSA Return to Work Safely Protocol is now available as a free on demand webinar – please feel free to share the link with others on your site who may need to get up to speed on the requirements of the protocol.  Other clients are finding it a great way of ensuring senior management and crisis management teams are aware of the requirements.

HSA Return to Work Safely Protocol – Free Webinar

The HSA Return to Work Safely Protocol requires employers to appoint at least 1 Covid 19 Lead Worker who is charged with ensuring Covid 19 controls are adhered to in the place of work.  Covid 19 Lead Workers must be provided with relevant training to carry out this role - this course will enable attendees to competently carry out the role of Covid 19 Lead Worker

LCE– have developed a training programme for the Covid 19 Lead Worker Representative which is being presented every Wednesday in our virtual classroom – the course cost of €195 includes attendance at one monthly update webinar. Contact Karen@051 364344 for more details.

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