Guidelines for reopening Hotels & Guesthouses Launched

COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for the tourism sector. Before re-opening, businesses will need to review how they work and employ new practices and procedures to ensure everyone stays safe. As a result, Fáilte Ireland, in consultation with Sectoral Bodies, has developed operational guidelines in line with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).As part of this, Fáilte Ireland has created this set of specific guidelines in consultation with the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), to help you re-open your hotel or guesthouse. You can be reassured that these recommendations are underpinned by advice made available from the HSA, HSE, FSAI, World Health Organisation (WHO) and other relevant bodies. Businesses must follow the Return to Work Safely Protocol. The National Protocol has been developed under the aegis of the Safety Health and Welfare Act 2005. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is the compliance body and has full powers as set out in this legislation designated in relation to the implementation of the National Protocol. Non-compliance can result in the closure of a business.


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