Medium-sized enterprises spent average of €10k on Covid-19 measures 

Figures released by the CSO reveal that small enterprises spent €4,000 to meet requirements for trading 
Medium-sized enterprises spent average of €10k on Covid-19 measures 
Almost half of businesses surveyed required mandatory PPE in the workplace. 

The CSO figures published today surveyed more than 3,000 businesses between June 30 and July 15, 2020. 

They found that almost half (46.7%) of those surveyed required mandatory PPE in the workplace, while just over 30% used temperature screening in the workplace.

Since the easing of restrictions in early June, more than one third (33.9%) of businesses reported an increase in turnover. The average percentage of staff that continued to work remotely was 26.8%.

Microenterprises, who employ less than 10 people, spent on average €500 to meet requirements while large enterprises of 50-249 people spent €42,500. 

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