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'Safe breaks' - What do Fáilte Ireland's new guidelines mean for hotels, restaurants and my next holiday?

Fáilte Ireland's long-awaited guidelines for the "safe reopening" of tourism have landed. Pól Ó Conghaile explains what they mean for holidaymakers.

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Checking in... Photo: Deposit

Checking in... Photo: Deposit

A screenshot from Fáilte Ireland's new guidelines

A screenshot from Fáilte Ireland's new guidelines

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Checking in... Photo: Deposit

The playbook for post-pandemic staycations has landed.

This summer, we're looking at booking pool slots by appointment. Buffets are an endangered species. And hotels must provide "designated isolation areas" for guests who become unwell.

Those are among hundreds of new guidelines for the "safe re-opening" of Irish tourism and hospitality, published by Fáilte Ireland today.