Council Urges Holidaymakers Visiting Kerry To Follow Public Guidelines

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KERRY County Council is urging tourists visiting the county to follow public guidelines and have a safe holiday in the Kingdom.

As the country continues to reopen for business and tourism, hotels and guesthouses around Kerry have opened their doors for visitors.

An increase in the numbers of visitors coming to Kerry has been recorded this week, with tourists recognising the efforts made by businesses and communities to ensure that everyone is confident that they will have a safe, comfortable holiday in the Kingdom.

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As part of this, Kerry County Council is asking visitors to help to ensure that they can play their part in keeping Kerry safe and open for visitors. This includes following the public health guidelines of:

• Practising Social Distancing
• Carrying out regular handwashing
• Covering your mouth and nose when sneezing
• Avoiding congregating in large groups
• Avoiding handshaking or hugging
• Wearing of facemasks where necessary

“In Kerry, we have had extremely low levels of COVID-19 cases, and as restrictions begin to ease and we welcome visitors to the county, we are able to highlight the significant work that has been carried out by accommodation providers, shops and businesses, communities and Kerry County Council to continue to keep it that way,” Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor Scarteen explained.

“As Ireland’s prime tourism destination, we want everyone to know that we are open for business, but we are asking all visitors for their help to ensure that Kerry continues to be a safe, welcoming location for visitors.”

Chief Executive of Kerry County Council Moira Murrell pointed to the work carried out by all sectors making Kerry safe.

“Our Safe Destination Kerry Programme has seen significant work carried out by Kerry County Council to provide additional space on our footpaths and around our towns and villages for people to feel comfortable in. In addition, the Safe Destination Badge identifies tourism and retail premises in Kerry where over 3,000 staff have undergone specialised training on cleanliness, hygiene and customer interaction.

“We are mindful that people want to feel comfortable and safe on their holidays. In Kerry we can offer this, with safe streets, safe shops and safe hotels and guesthouses, and we are asking our guests to be mindful of the health guidelines and help us keep Kerry safe.”

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