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Question: What are the Government measures for people whose incomes are being hit due to Covid-19? I haven't been tested yet, but I am self-quarantining because I have a fever, and my wife has been told that the hotel she works in is closing for a few weeks.

Answer: The Government is working hard to put supports in place for the thousands of people affected by this. The measures introduced are aimed at reducing the risk of people getting sick, and aim to mitigate the economic fallout, according to the CEO of Taxback.com Joanna Murphy.

There is a new pandemic unemployment payment for people (employees and self-employed) who have lost employment due to Covid-19. Application is made by way of a one-page form available from Welfare.ie. This is for six weeks at a flat rate of €203 per week.