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Date Last Updated: 23-06-2020

Survey Name:

Business Impact of COVID-19 Survey

Survey purpose:

To measure and report quickly on key features of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on business in Ireland.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable


Ad hoc

Statistical Population:

All enterprises in the Irish business economy.

Sampling Frame:

The CSO's Central Business Register.

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:

The BICS is issued to businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Base Period:

Not applicable.

Sector Coverage:

NACE Rev. 2 Sectors 05-82 and 90-96.

Survey Size:

3,000 enterprises.

Principal Variables:

Trading status and qualitative variables relating to turnover, international trade, workforce planning, access to finance and utilisation of Government support schemes. Please note that the questionnaire may change across the various Waves of the survey to reflect the changing COVID-19 scenario.

Principal External Users:

Government departments, professional bodies, media, general public.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Colin Hanley

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Eamonn Cleary

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000