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COVID-19 Notice


Retail Ireland Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders.

The Retail Ireland Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that your businesses or employees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.

In support of this national effort, Retail Workshops are being delivered online  upon company request until further notice. The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision and Degree in Retail Management Practice are continuing as scheduled with all classes taking place online as advised under the current government recommendations. As an initiative to support Irish retailers and retail employees through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to offer a suite of free online COVID-19 courses – please watch the video below for more information.

To register for any of these courses free of charge, email your name and course of choice to

The team here at Retail Ireland Skillnet will continue to take bookings for programmes commencing at a later date in 2021 so if you would like more information on the Degree in Retail Management Practice, Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision or Workshops in Customer Service, Loss Prevention or Retail Supervision – get in touch with a member of the team.

Retail Ireland Skillnet Contact Information

Network Manager
Sean Carlin –

Apprenticeship Programme Director
Oran Doherty –

Phone: 074 91 76853

We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland.

We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website.


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