Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (136)

Cormac Devlin

Ceist:

136. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if a mid-term review of the national framework for living with Covid-19 will be considered in order to ensure the elements relating to the hospitality industry are effective; if so, if she will engage with industry stakeholders such as a federation (details supplied) and Fáilte Ireland when conducting such a review; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29439/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Tourism)

I am acutely aware of the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the sectors for which I have responsibility. I recognise that, while absolutely necessary to protect us all, the public health guidance and related restrictions have a damaging impact on these sectors including the tourism industry.

The Department of the Taoiseach recently published Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19. The Plan provides that it will be fully reviewed at end March 2021. My Department and I have had ongoing and continuous engagement with industry stakeholders throughout the pandemic and this process will continue.