Resources for restaurant owners and staff to navigate COVID-19

As the restaurant industry faces an unprecedented crisis in the wake of COVID-19, countless restaurant owners and staff are seeking immediate solutions. Below is a list of resources related to unemployment and small-business financial relief for restaurant owners and staff. We will be updating the list with new resources on a regular basis. (Note: these resources were last updated March 30, 2020.)

Financial information

  • The BBC outlined how to apply for government business support.
  • The Caterer has provided an advice hub for hospitality operators and employees.
  • Visit Hospitality Action for information on employee assistance and COVID-19 emergency grants for businesses.
  • Go to Flipdish to download a previously recorded webinar on managing your restaurant through coronavirus.
  • Visit the Restaurants Association of Ireland for news.
  • Enterprise Ireland has a comprehensive list of financial aid resources for businesses affected by the pandemic.

Unemployment resources

  • The UK Government provides guidelines about whether you qualify for statutory sick pay, Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, and more.
  • The Government of Ireland provides unemployment payment information as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to qualify, the rate of payment, and the application.

Mental health