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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 17 June 2021

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Ceisteanna (269)

James O'Connor


269. Deputy James O'Connor asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will report on the removal of the ban on guided tours; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32566/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Tourism)

Under the current COVID-19 Regulations, taking account of public health advice, indoor guided tours are not permitted. However, in line with the provisions for small outdoor events, outdoor guided tours are permitted for up to 15 participants (not including those present in a professional capacity – e.g. the tour guide).

The Government is due to meet later this month to decide on the next phases in the easing of restrictions, subject to the evolving public health situation and continued good progress in the vaccination programme. I am hopeful for the safe resumption of indoor guided tours in July along with the planned resumption of organised indoor events, subject to maintaining progress with the virus.