Hospitality groups to meet wit...


Hospitality groups to meet with Tanaiste and Tourism Minister

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06:22 6 Dec 2021

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Hospitality groups will meet with the Tanaiste and Minister for Tourism later to discuss supports for the sector.

It follows the announcement that restrictions will be reintroduced tomorrow to deal high Covid case numbers.

People who lose their jobs as a result of the measures will be allowed reapply for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment at the top rate of €350.

Professor of health systems at DCU, Anthony Staines, says Government's right to reintroduce restrictions due to the threat of the Omicron variant.

"I understand that concern as to what might happen if Omicron hits us while case numbers are as high as they are, and if Omicron spreads as rapidly in our country as it seems to have spread in South Africa.

"It's too soon to say if that will happen, but I think the Government is right to get ahead of this, because by the time we know what's happening it will be a little bit late."

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