DECISION TO IMPOSE PASSPORTS WITHOUT SUPPORT SENDS CLEAR SIGNAL WE ARE OF NO VALUE OR CONCERN

DECISION TO IMPOSE PASSPORTS WITHOUT SUPPORT SENDS CLEAR SIGNAL WE ARE OF NO VALUE OR CONCERN

17 November 2021

Reacting to the Executive voting to impose mandatory Covid-19 Vaccine Passports for entry into all hospitality premises, Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster said:

 

“The decision to impose mandatory covid passports on the entire hospitality industry, without any mention of support, sends a clear signal that we are of no value or concern.”

 

“Today is another day we have been singled out.”

 

“The majority of our sector have voiced opposition.”

 

“There is real concern from our industry that businesses owners, who are already struggling to recover and now facing the most critical period of the year, will be the ones who must be the enforcers of the scheme, and it is our staff that will face the abuse.”

 

“Evidence shows that this will negatively impact footfall and increase costs in the most important part of the year.”

 

“As the worst impacted industry, and the one singled out repeatedly for restrictions, we are facing an unknown future. Our industry will have to fight to retain staff and save businesses.”

 

“Hospitality Ulster will do all we can to support them, as it would appear we are on our own.”