Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (261)

Niall Collins

Question:

261. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health his views on matters raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) regarding advance notice of any new safety requirements reflected in the tourism sectoral guidelines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7531/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is acutely aware of the need to support the Tourism sector through these challenging times. I understand that my colleague, the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and her officials have been in regular and sustained contact with a broad range of stakeholders over the past weeks and months. In addition to bilateral engagements with a wide range of stakeholders and agencies under the aegis of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, a number of taskforces and consultative fora for the tourism sector have been established. This includes:

- The Tourism Recovery Taskforce;

- The Tourism Hospitality Forum;

These involve a broad range of stakeholders with experience and insight to develop sustainable roadmaps for the recovery of these sectors.

Any further guidance on this matter should be sought from the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media who has sectoral responsibility for the hospitality sector.