Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
865. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the special Covid-19 sports group has discussed potential problems with insurance companies placing obstacles before clubs regarding reopening of walkways and training facilities at many sports clubs nationwide. [11130/20]
The specific issue raised by the Deputy has not featured in discussions of the COVID-19 Sports Monitoring Group.
The regulation of the insurance industry is a matter for my colleague, the Minister for Finance.
Given the importance of physical activity for physical and mental wellbeing, I would however be generally concerned that such obstacles would potentially materialise and I would hope that mutually satisfactory accommodations can be reached wherever necessary.