Contract To Operate Mandatory Hotel Quarantine System In Ireland Expected To Be Signed This Week
The contract to operate a mandatory hotel quarantine system in Ireland is expected to be signed this week, with the intention of having facilities operational next week.
It is understood by RTÉ News that the contract is likely to be given to a single hotel group, which will subsequently provide accommodation, food, security and transport, and procure COVID-19 tests for those required to quarantine in a hotel.
It is also understood by RTÉ News that as many as six buildings around Dublin could be used as quarantine sites for arrivals from 33 countries and individuals who enter Ireland without a negative COVID-19 test. However, it is not expected that all six hotels will be in use as quarantine sites at any one time.
The exact details are still being finalised, but the Defence Forces will play a role in administering the system, with a particular emphasis on communications technology.
Higher Education Minister Statement
Higher education minister Simon Harris said that he expects contracts will be signed in the coming days.
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