Covid-19 Hotel Information

IRELAND AT HIGHEST LEVEL OF RESTRICTIONS FROM 21ST OF OCTOBER FOR SIX WEEKS.

OUR BEDROOMS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. 

ONLY FOOD & DRINK COLLECTIONS - VIA ONLINE ORDER - WILL BE AVAILABLE.

Thank you for your interest in hampton hotel. 

As you will likely be aware, there are new guidelines and laws governing both travel and work practices in place in Ireland. 

It is important that anyone travelling to Ireland is aware of any restrictions in place before booking. 

Please check here for up-to-date Government travel restrictions and guidelines:  COVID TRAVEL ADVICE

 

LATEST SUMMARY OF HOTEL RESTRICTIONS:

  • Dublin is in Level 5 Restrictions from midnight on Wednesday, 21st of October.
  • These restrictions are due to last 6 weeks (approx Tuesday, 1st December)
  • This will, however, be reviewed 4 weeks in. (around the 18th of November)
  • There are currently no countries on Ireland's Green Travel list.  
  • Hotels are limited to accepting guests only for essential non-leisure / non-social reasons. 
  • Indoor dining is limited to hotel residents. This may be restricted to hotel bedrooms. 

 

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

The Irish Government has published a list of countries that someone may travel from, without the need for self-isolation / restricted movement.

Anyone travelling from a country not on that list has to self-isolate / restrict their movements for 14 days upon entry. This is a legal requirement. 

PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE NOT A SELF-ISOLATION OR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT FACILITY.

For the health of our employees, their families, and other guests, we reserve the right to not operate as an isolation / restricted movement facility. 

Any guests with bookings that involve travel from a country that is not on the "Green Travel List" will be asked to provide evidence that they have isolated for 14 days prior to the check-in date.

If no evidence can be provided, we will request that the booking be cancelled on health and safety grounds. We also reserve the right to not accept bookings on a walk-in basis where ID or travel documentation cannot be shown or where common courtesy is not shown to front-line staff who are doing their best to implement guidelines and laws that are not of their creation. We ask everyone to please be kind and patience with businesses during this difficult time.      

The “Green List” is formulated based on cases per 100,000 of population in the last 14 days, and the Government’s cut-off point for travel access is currently 25 cases per 100,000. Please note, although the UK government have no restrictions placed on travel within the Common Travel Area, the Irish government does have, with Northern Ireland the only region within the UK that can travel to Ireland without the need to restrict movement for 14 days. From 21/08/2020, the Green List will be updated weekly by the Government every Thursday and enforceable from the following Monday. 

Please check here for up-to-date Government travel restrictions and guidelines:  COVID TRAVEL ADVICE

 

OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES

The other guidelines we need to adhere to are as follows:

  • Bars in Ireland cannot operate as bars at present. They must operate as restaurants/bistros, with table service.
  • From 18/09/2020, only hotel residents can be served indoors. Any non-residents must be served outdoors.
  • From 18/08/2020, the maximum capacity for outdoor service at any one time is 15 people, with distancing.
  • For Restaurants/Bistros, face coverings are required any time you are not seated at a table, especially on arrival and departure. (18/08/2020 directive)
  • The maximum number of people per booking & table is now 6, from a maximum of 3 households. This includes events/parties. (18/08/2020 directive)
  • Guests wishing to order alcohol must order food to the value of €9 or above before being permitted to consume alcohol in any public area. 
  • Hotel residents are permitted to order alcohol to their bedrooms without the need to also order food. 
  • Physical distancing of 2m applies to tables in our Bistro and Terrace areas.
  • Distancing does not apply to people from the same household, 1m will apply between people at a table not from the same household. 
  • It is recommended that a booking is made for any dining establishment. 
  • Contactless payments are encouraged.   
  • At present, there is a government directive for all Restaurants/Bar Bistros to be closed (and empty of customers) by 11.30pm each night. 
  • Facial covering (mask) is recommended wherever physical distancing of 2m cannot be guaranteed.
  • Facial coverings are mandatory on any public transport and in retail outlets.  

 

GENERAL ADVICE

The same advice is echoed everywhere:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Cover your face if you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Keep surfaces clean.
  • Stop shaking hands and hugging.
  • Keep a safe distance: 2m

Guidelines have seen updates on average every 2 to 3 weeks, or as required. The guidelines will be applicable as they are on the date of stay, not at the time of booking.     

The official Government position remains that ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY is to take place. 

 

Please stay safe and if you would like any clarifications on the laws or guidelines in place, please contact us at info@hamptonhotel.ie.