Fáilte Ireland has revealed a COVID-19 "safety charter" stamp that hospitality and tourism businesses can display on their premises and websites to assure customers that their properties are safe spaces.
In order to be permitted to display the stamp, businesses have to adhere to Fáilte Ireland's health and safety guidelines, and all staff must undertake an infection prevention control programme.
"Good For Business"
The Irish Independent quotes Fáilte Ireland director of sector development Jenny De Saulles as saying, "We want to get the tourist industry back open again, and to do that we've got to demonstrate to potential guests and visitors that it is safe to holiday in Ireland.
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"It's going to be good for business, and good for health."
De Saulles added that Fáilte Ireland research shows that "almost nine in 10 (87%) people want to ensure that the appropriate safety measures are in place when they take their break."
Fáilte Ireland and other state agencies such as the HSA will carry out spot checks to ensure that businesses are complying with the new charter.
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