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Business supporting HSE staff during COVID-19

Offers available to HSE staff including discounts, dedicated shopping hours and free services to support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 29 April 2020

Find a list of retail and transport services offered to HSE staff by businesses across the country to assist staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

Pet Care

Dogs Trust Supports Frontline Workers by Offering Temporary Foster Care for their dogs

If you are an essential worker and need your dog fostered for a period of two weeks or more, please sign up to receive a 'Dogs Trust Frontline Foster Care' card

Transport & motoring

AA Ireland has introduced a free breakdown service for healthcare workers (whether they are AA Members on not) for the duration of the crisis, in the event that their car breaks down.

Healthcare staff can contact a priority line on 01 617 9059.

Frank Keane BMW

To thank all HSE employees for their incredible work, Frank Keane BMW are offering an exclusive staff discount on new 1 Series and 2 Series Gran Coupé models for 2021 including 5 years free servicing.

2 Series gran coupé: from €199 per month & 2.9% apr.

1 Series: from €195 per month & 1.9% apr.


Dedicated shopping hours


Tesco have introduced dedicated hours (up to 9 am) for all healthcare workers in stores Monday - Friday. Outside of the dedicated hours HSE workers will also have priority access in stores and will be able to move to the front of the queue when they show valid identification

Dunnes Stores

HSE staff will be given priority in queues


Healthcare workers will be offered priority queuing at store entrances as well as at the checkouts with HSE ID.  

Marks and Spencers

The first hour of trading on Tuesdays and Fridays will be set aside for Healthcare workers.

Ikon Hair 

We have created an INSANE VALUE corporate promotion especially for staff in some local organisations. With our Salon Experience Certificate, you receive all 3 of these hairdressing appointments.

  • VISIT 1: Cut & Blow Dry including Style Consultation
  • VISIT 2: Head Head Highlights OR Full Head Colour, both including Shampoo & Blow Dry
  • VISIT 3: Relaxing Head Massage, Blow Dry & Style

All normally valued at over €200, with a Salon Experience Certificate staff at HSE receive all 3 visits for €95 total. Plus you can also purchase as Christmas gifts for friends and family. In fact if you buy 2 certificates we’ll take €10 off the total. Incredible value from Cork’s premier salon!

We want to do something new to create a buzz amongst local businesses, and once you’ve received the Ikon Hair experience, you won’t want to go anywhere else!


The Salon Experience Certificate is a voucher emailed to you soon after purchase, ready to book.                                                     

HOW TO PURCHASE: Please purchase on the Elevate Salon Marketing website by clicking here and entering the passcode STAFFPASS2 to access buy. Please read the T&C’s in full before buying.

Hotel Stays

Dalata Hotel Group (Clayton & Maldron hotels)

B&B = €55 for two people sharing in the Republic of Ireland.  Book through & use promotional code HEROES when checking availability. Stay from September 2020 – March 2021. Choose from over 40 hotels.  *Proof of work ID requested on check-in

Free Services

Free Subscription for HSE Employees

HSE employees can click here to get their one-month free access to Premium+

  • Household subscription for each employee: Access on 5 devices
  • All Premium stories (web & app)
  • ePapers: Irish Independent, Sunday Independent & Herald
  • The ePapers are exact digital replicas, laid out just as in the print editions (web & app)

Please note that offers listed above are displayed for information purposes only, the HSE has no connection with the businesses listed above.