The Prime Minister announced this week that pandemic control measures will continue for an estimated further 6 months. The knock-on effect on employee mental health of continued uncertainty and ill health concerns cannot be underestimated and employers must take action to provide support.

Employers have a legal (and moral) duty to protect their workers from stress at work by assessing the risks and putting in place measures to mitigate them.

The best starting point is to do a stress risk assessment. The best way to get started is to visit the HSE website and take a look at the work-related stress pages where you will find a guide to what you must do, and how to do it.