Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Covid-19 Pandemic

Darren O'Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein)
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1061. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of the return to work protocols for public transport workers and providers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6751/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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The recently announced 'Return to Work Safely Protocol' sets out the steps and processes employers and workers must take to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace - . It is understood that the Health and Safety Authority will oversee the implementation of the protocol and Inspectors will provide advice and support to employers and employees on how they are implementing the Covid-19 measures in the workplace.

The public transport sector has continuously engaged with public health to ensure the safe operation of services throughout this health emergency, and will continue work to ensure the ongoing safe provision of public transport as restrictions are lifted. The implementation of work protocols for public transport workers and providers is a matter for individual operators in line with public health advice and the recently published protocol.

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