COVID-19 Employment & Enterprise information COVID-19 information for employers and employees

Information for employees and self-employed, information for employers, apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absence, and Social Welfare COVID-19 contacts.


Intreo centres revised opening hours under Level 5 restrictions: 20th October 2020. 

If your query is about an existing or pending payment in the local Intreo office, including Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance or One Parent Family Payment you can call or email Intreo Services in Bray on 01-211 7900 or email For COVID-19 related queries call 1890 800 024.


Update on Payments Awarded for Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and Enhanced Illness Benefit under the new Level 5 restrictions - 19th October 2020.


DSP national Income Support Helpline for COVID-19: (9am-5pm): 01 248 1398 / 1890 800024Email to request a form by post.

DSP Illness Benefit Support Helpline for COVID-1901 704 3300 / 1890 928400 or email queries to


Community Welfare Service queries call Bray office on 087 618 1195, or 087 342 7415, or 086 795 3823, or 086 850 0691 or email


SIPTU helpline:  8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday, for issues related to work: 1890 747 881.


Bray Area Partnership Local Employment Service Network (LESN)

Offering advice and information over the phone to existing clients. Jobs in the Window display in window of LESN office at 86 Main Street, Bray. Weekly list of local job vacancies posted on BAP website every Friday. LESN Facebook page posts on local job vacancies, apprenticeships, information and resources.


Bray Community Enterprise

Supporting clients who have set up in business or become self-employed with information and advice over the phone and online workshops on topics such as managing your business in a crisis.


Government support for COVID-19 impacted businesses

Information on supports such as the MicroFinance Ireland COVID-19 Business Loan, SBCI COVID-19 Working Capital Scheme, Wage Subsidy Scheme and LEO and Enterprise Ireland supports.


Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Covid-19 Working Capital Loan Scheme for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19. 


COVID-19 Employment Permits System Contingency Arrangements: Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation contingency plan to ensure Employment Permits system will continue to operate in all scenarios.