COVID-19 Safety Charter

 What you need to know about the COVID-19 Safety Charter and the reassurance it provides...

Rediscover Dublin: your guide to safe travel in the capital

It’s finally time to travel again, get planning your dream break and start with a visit to Dublin. Book a family trip or staycation with friends and discover the hidden nooks and crannies of our colourful capital city. Revel in your new-found freedom and the endless opportunities for exploration.

Here’s how you can stay safe while experiencing Dublin’s charming streets, fascinating museums, excellent restaurants and lively bars.

It’s time to make a break for it

Pull the suitcases down from the attic, pack the car and soak up the sheer magic of planning a much-anticipated trip. From hotels to guesthouses, cafés and cosy pubs, Irish businesses are preparing to host us once again and excitement is building for a holiday at home, one to remember forever.

With travel resuming, the COVID-19 Safety Charter is a commitment from our tourism industry including hotels, restaurants, guesthouses, bars and visitor attractions to ensure you have the safest break possible.


What is the COVID-19 Safety Charter?

The COVID-19 Safety Charter tells you that a business is following the necessary safety guidelines so you can relax on a special staycation. When you see the Charter’s reassuring green and white Safety Charter symbol, know that every single employee in the business has passed the COVID-19 Safety & Hygiene Control Training and is working hard to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

What does a business have to do to receive the charter?
To earn the Charter, staff must have a good understanding of infection control and take strict hygiene measures. Tourism businesses that have successfully completed COVID-19 Safety & Hygiene Control Training are subject to spot checks. 

From the friendly receptionist at the front desk to the head chef, every staff member is following key safety guidelines so that you can enjoy yourself with confidence.

Where can you see the charter?
Businesses with the Charter display the symbol on their official websites and in their front windows. You can check out a detailed version of the COVID-19 Safety Charter here.

While the Charter puts your safety first, it’s worth remembering what you can do when you head on a trip.

Staying safe on your break in Ireland

On a family day out or a weekend break away, take the recommended government measures to keep safe. Stroll around the glorious grounds of Phoenix Park and check out the panoramic views from the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse, but remember to wash your hands regularly and pop some hand sanitiser in your bag.

Social distancing is important, keep a space of two metres between yourself and others where possible, wear face coverings on public transport and in shops, and avoid close contact including shaking hands and hugs.

If you sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve. Check out the HSE Guidelines which are updated regularly.

It’s important to follow these steps but now that you can travel again, don’t be afraid to return to your favourite holiday spots or discover new places in Dublin.

Reclaim Dublin

So, now that it’s safe to travel, where are you planning to make a break for?

Walk through the historic grounds of Kilmainham Gaol and learn about famous Irish leaders. Admire the beautifully restored glasshouses at the National Botanical Gardens and later, wander around the lively streets of Temple Bar. Find a seat outside one of the traditional pubs and listen to a spirited live music session, it’s the perfect place to spend an evening.

Make new memories, plan that special staycation and rediscover our incredible capital. Venture outside the city and enjoy spectacular beaches, magical castles and wide, open spaces. Now is the time to make a break for it, Dublin’s never felt bigger.