Restrictions & safe working
Tourism NI is closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 and we are here to help. We will bring you the most up-to-date information and ensure you are aware of the support available.
The tourism and hospitality sectors have been mandated to close, with a limited number of exceptions. The Northern Ireland Executive has announced a five-step plan for easing restrictions in Northern Ireland. Entitled ‘Moving Forward: The Executive’s Pathway out of Restrictions’, it details the steps that will be taken to ease the rules and prepare for the future. It can be found here.
As Northern Ireland’s tourism and hospitality businesses begin to plan to reopen as part of the NI Executive’s Roadmap to Recovery, we’ve worked with the Department for Economy, other NI Executive Departments, PHA, HSENI and industry sectoral groups through the NI Recovery working group to bring you the key requirements that need to be undertaken to deliver your businesses safely in the COVID-19 pandemic.
A diverse set of businesses and services come together to deliver Northern Ireland’s Visitor Economy. Therefore, an overarching piece of guidance ‘Working safely during COVID-19 in the Visitor Economy sector’ has been prepared for the sector as a whole. The guidance provides key considerations that each business will need to translate into specific actions for its own unique circumstances.
Further sectoral guidance has been prepared by NI Executive Departments. In addition to this, a wide range of best practise advice has been made available by sectoral organisations and groups. Links to these have been provided in the sectoral guidance sections below.
We understand there is a lot of information for businesses to consider in preparing to re-open, so in additional to this guidance set, a series of webinars will also be delivered to assist you in understanding the guidance and taking steps to apply it to your business operations. For more information on this refer to our webinar series here.