COVID-19 and business tourism in Kerry: Putting Safety First

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Support from Kerry Convention Bureau

If you have an event enquiry, need advice on a future booking or to rebook an event, assistance setting up a virtual or hybrid event, updates on current Irish government public health guidelines or require information about Kerry’s Safe Destination Programme, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Becky Hargrove

Manager

+353 (0)83 848 2564


Fiona O'Donoghue

Lead Conversion Assistant

+353 (85) 862 2672


Stay Safe

With an accelerated roadmap to recovery now in place in Ireland, there is hope on the horizon for a gradual return to business events.

The country’s first priority is the health and safety of its people, including those who plan to make their way here for conferences and memorable experiences in the years to come. As our industry continues to reopen, Ireland’s approach has been, and will remain, one of safety first.

In Ireland, case rates remain low and our vaccination programme continues apace, with over XX% of our adult population fully vaccinated.

For detailed information, please click here to visit Meet In Ireland’s dedicated COVID-19 response page:

Guidelines for re-opening business event venues

Fáilte Ireland has consulted with industry to develop detailed and practical guidelines to prepare business event venues to operate safely. All of the principles in these guidelines are underpinned by advice made available from the Health & Safety Authority, Health Service Executive, Food Safety Authority Ireland, World Health Organisation and other relevant bodies.

The operational guidelines will be regularly updated in line with Government public health advice as and when this advice evolves. This includes any further guidance that is given on the application of the existing social distancing requirements in specific, defined and controlled environments in the hospitality industry during periods of low incidence of the disease.

View the current Business Event Venue Operational Guidelines +

COVID-19 Safety Charter

Fáilte Ireland, Ireland’s National Tourism Development Authority has implemented a COVID-19 Safety Charter to highlight the robust safety measures undertaken by tourism businesses around Ireland, including a charter for Destination Management Companies (DMC), Professional Conference Organisers (PCO), hotels and venues.

The Charter highlights Ireland’s focus on public health and confirms to event planners and visitors that tourism and hospitality businesses within Kerry and throughout Ireland have committed to adhering to the correct safety measures and hygiene protocols.

Fáilte Ireland has issued sector specific guidelines for tourism and hospitality businesses, including DMC’s and PCO’s to guide them in how best to meet the Government’s public health advice so that venues and operations can safely re-open/resume when the time is right.

As of July 2021, xx of our 37 full members & xx of our xx Associate Member DMC’s & PCO’s have successfully completed the Failte Ireland Safety Charter training.
Safety and security now underpin all of our endeavours at Kerry Convention Bureau. Our members are committed to providing a COVID safe environment in which you can feel confident to organise in-person events when the time is right to safely travel and meet again.

For more information, please click here to visit the Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter +

Kerry Safe Destination Programme

Kerry’s Safe Destination Programme is run by Kerry County Council and supported by Fáilte Ireland, the Irish Hotels Federation and the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation.

Building on pioneering work done in 2020 to ensure that Kerry was the safest and cleanest of destinations to visit and stay, an updated programme is running in 2021 where business premises whose staff have completed the bespoke Kerry training course will receive the ‘Safe Destination 2021’ mark and also qualify for the Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter.

As of July 2021, xx of our 37 full members have successfully completed the Kerry Safe Destination Programme.

The programme focuses on training for tourism and hospitality staff and a ‘Safer Spaces’ programme for streets, shops and public spaces.

 

COVID-19 in Ireland – What you need to know

For full updates on all Government guidelines regarding travel access to Ireland, current COVID-19 restrictions and the planned Roadmap to Recovery, please visit:

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