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Tourism Ireland in conjunction with partners Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland recently hosted a webinar with members of the Irish tourism industry to remind overseas tourism partners that we are very much looking forward to welcoming back visitors from overseas when the time is right.
We're good to go
Authorities on the island of Ireland are ensuring that the best possible guidance and implementation of health and safety standards are being undertaken for all our benefits. The Accommodation & Transport Safety & Hygiene Standards webinar hosted on the 22nd of September will help tour operators understand what safety and hygiene standards have been implemented across a few tourism sectors on the island of Ireland. To access the recording please click here.
For information in relation to forthcoming webinars please contact your local market representative in Tourism Ireland.
Northern Ireland's tourism and hospitality industry has adopted the "Good to Go" policy which presents certified evidence that a business has adhered to government guidelines and is safe to re-open. The programme is aimed at accommodation providers, visitor attractions, restaurants and pubs, business conference and events venues and tour and coach operators.
The “We’re Good To Go” scheme is a way for tourism businesses to reassure visitors and guests that:
• They are adhering to government and public health guidance, including the social distancing and cleanliness protocols that must be in place.
• Have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment.
• Have implemented the required health and safety processes to conduct business safely.
For more information inclusing listings of businesses that have signed up to the "We're Good To Go" scheme please click here.
The COVID-19 Safety Charter is a voluntary initiative for businesses in the Republic of Ireland that is designed to reassure visitors that government approved hygiene and safety procedures are in place. Visitors can be assured that all businesses and their staff are displaying the COVID-19 Safety Charter logo have committed to strict hygiene and safety protocols and:
• Have a clear understanding of the COVID-19 infection.
• Are aware of their role and responsibility in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
• Have a clear understanding of the standard precautions needed to control infection.
• Consistently demonstrate correct hand-washing technique and practices.
• Apply all of this this knowledge throughout the businesses's operations.
To view the Fáilte Ireland Safety Charter video click here.
For the most up to date information please refer to the websites of the two relevant health authorities https://www.hse.ie/eng/ and https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/
The Authorities in the Republic of Ireland advise that anyone entering Ireland, other than those arriving from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’ (“green”), to restrict their movements for 14 days. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.
All passengers arriving into Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form before arriving in Ireland. For more detailed information click here.
Visitors to Northern Ireland must self-isolate for 14 days if entering from a country outside the Common Travel Area (CTA) unless they are travelling from, or transiting through, a low to medium risk country that is exempt. For more detailed information click here.