Sumary of Wexford’s hotels and attractions prepare for easing of Ireland’s Covid lockdown:
- Ireland has endured one of Europe longest lockdowns, so its hotels have been busy blowing away cobwebs, training staff and restocking the kitchen as they prepare to reopen today..
- As with other Irish hotels, the Ferrycarrig on its south-eastern tip is hoping this landmark day will signal the beginning of a rebirth of a devastated tourism industry..
- The four-star Ferrycarrig, which has panoramic views of the River Slaney estuary in County Wexford, is using 17 of its 102 rooms to store personal protective equipment and to quarantine any staff member who falls sick, leaving 85 for guests..
- Bedroom at the Ferrycarrig Hotel Travellers going the other way, from Ireland to Britain, face no such restriction..
- said Derek O’Brien, who wears a tunic and directs visitors to pre-historic, early Christian and medieval-style settlements dotted around the park large areas of woodland..
- Rory Carroll/The Guardian It is a bucolic wonder, but even here staff wear face visors, hand-sanitiser pumps are attached to trees and ubiquitous yellow signs remind visitors about coughing etiquette in the era of Covid-19..
- People feel safe because of the outdoor space and protective measures, said Bell, citing the €530 a week spent on sanitisers..
- They quickly learn to book in advance – restaurant tables, castle tours, hotel swimming pool slots, strawberry-picking….