Guidelines for re-opening by Fáilte Ireland

Fáilte Ireland has published sector specific operational guidelines for the tourism industry to ensure the safe re-opening of tourism businesses on June 29th.

The National Tourism Development Authority developed the guidelines in collaboration with industry bodies; the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), the Irish Self Catering Federation (ISCF), the Irish Caravan and Camping Council, the Association of Visitor Experiences (AVEA), Ireland’s Association of Adventure Tourism (IAAT) and B&B Ireland. Relevant Government departments including the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Department of Health, State agencies including the Health Service Executive (HSE), wider Government and the Labour Employer Economic Forum (LEEF) were also consulted in the drafting of these operational guidelines.

The guidelines provide detailed advice on the necessary systems to be implemented in order to instil public confidence and reboot business while adhering to public health advice and Government protocols. They are the first in a suite of new supports being rolled out by Fáilte Ireland to help tourism businesses to recover and re-open safely.

The guidelines are live on Fáilte Ireland’s dedicated COVID-19 Business Support Hub on

Sector specific guidelines are available for:

Business Supports

To support the implementation of the Operational Guidelines, Fáilte Ireland has launched a suite of business supports to help businesses to plan out the key elements of their reopening and recovery. These first three suites of business supports have been developed with industry experts and address some of the priority areas of business recovery:

  • Financial Recovery
  • Calculating & Optimising your Commercial Capacity
  • HR for Reopening – Best Practice

These are now live on the Fáilte Ireland Support Hub.

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