Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Covid-19 Pandemic

Christopher O'Sullivan (Cork South West, Fianna Fail)
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959. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if clarity will be provided in relation to the measures that need to be taken by restaurants, cafés, publicans and hotels in phase 4 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business from 20 July 2020 onwards (details supplied). [6319/20]

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael)
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With regard to the types of businesses mentioned by the Deputy and in line with the sequence of actions detailed in the ‘Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business’, Phase 3 should see cafés and restaurants reopening, with hotels (but not hotel bars) due to follow in Phase 4 and pubs/bars scheduled for reopening in Phase 5.  In this regard, Fáilte Ireland is currently preparing guidelines for the tourism sector, in consultation with the tourism industry and relevant authorities.

I have referred the Deputy's question to Fáilte Ireland to supply any further relevant detail directly to the Deputy, including anything specific to the issues raised in the details the Deputy supplied.   Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

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