Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney is backing Fáilte Ireland guidelines for the safe reopening of tourism businesses and the hospitality sector.
The guidelines follow the latest advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team and Health Protection Surveillance Centre and will be updated as COVID-19 restrictions change.
Minister Canney said: “The tourism and hospitality sector has been badly hit and these operational guidelines will facilitate businesses to reopen safely.
“These protocols, for example the practical application of social distancing, are essential both for safeguarding against the Coronavirus and also to restore public confidence in all aspects of the tourism and hospitality sector.”
The guidelines offer advice for hotels and guesthouses, self-catering accommodation, bed and breakfast, historic houses, restaurants and cafés, visitor attractions, activity providers and caravanning and camping.
The guidelines are available at
Fáilte Ireland is also offering business support advice for financial recovery, calculating and optimising commercial capacity and safe HR practices. They can be accessed through the Fáilte Ireland Support Hub at
For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639
June 13 2020