The business continuity scheme for strategic businesses tourism sector is administered by Fáilte Ireland. It is focused on addressing the fixed costs of those businesses that are ineligible for the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS).
It is one of a range of supports that have been introduced for the tourism sector since last July both at a sectorial level, for example the Fáilte Ireland Adaptation Grant, the Inbound Tour Operators Scheme and the Coach Tour Operators Scheme, and as part of wider horizontal supports, in particular the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), the CRSS and the ReStart Grant Scheme.
I have referred the Deputy's question to Fáilte Ireland for further details on the business continuity scheme including the rationale for the eligibility criteria. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.