Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Ceisteanna (1754)

Gerald Nash


1754. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Health the names of the security firms carrying out the security related work in respect of the Covid-19 mandatory hotel quarantine regulation; if security staff contracted to support the mandatory hotel quarantine system are in full compliance with the terms of the current security employment regulation order including the minimum hourly rate of pay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18895/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Mandatory Hotel Quarantine service provider is required to provide a private security authority (“PSA”) licenced contractor to be always present at their Designated Facilities.

The service provider must ensure that all personnel who carry out a security function comply with the licensing requirements of the Private Security Authority and must comply with the Private Security Services Act 2004. The licensed private security contractor will have 24/7 on-site presence at each designated facility.

The private security services are required to ensure that guests adhere to all infection prevention and control protocols during their stay, and to ensure access to the hotel is controlled, and security staff have been given training in this regard. Should guests attempt to leave the facility before completion of their quarantine, security personnel are required to report any such incident to the facility’s State Liaison Officer immediately and to An Garda Síochána.

The services Contractor private security staff are also present during transportation of passengers to designated facilities.