GET SPA BUSINESS
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital editions of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines and the FREE weekly Spa Business and Spa Business insider ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
News   Features   Video    Products   Magazine   Handbook   Email sign up   Advertise  
NEWS
Irish Spa Association urging Government for commercial rent relief to protect spa businesses
POSTED 12 Mar 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
Irish spas, salons and beauty businesses have been shut since 24 December 2020 Credit: Shutterstock/Maksim Shmeljov
We must continue to champion the contribution of the spa experience to Irish health and economic prosperity
– Anita Murray
The Irish Spa Association (ISA) is urgently calling upon the Irish Government to provide full commercial rent relief to safeguard spas, salons and beauty businesses.

Ireland is in the highest level of lockdown, with all spa and salons closed, and the Government announced this week that these restrictions will remain in place until at least the second half of May.

Earlier on this month, the ISA met with government representatives to discuss support for the industry.

Irish spas have been closed since 21 October 2020, only interrupted by a brief reopening during early December which was then shut down on 24 December.

“The Government’s official reopening plan is unambitious and gives our members no line of sight or target to work towards,” ISA co-founder, Anita Murray, told Spa Business.

“Commercial rents are often the largest outgoing – after payroll – and in many cases the Government’s Covid Restriction Support Scheme support is not going far enough,” she explained.

“Businesses have taken on significant debts and with the suggestion this week that restrictions are set to continue many businesses may not be willing or able to take on more arrears and debt.

“The bottom line is we need a date.”

Murray was keen to emphasise that Irish spas, salons and beauty businesses are highly capable of keeping clients safe and running COVID-secure businesses.

The ISA's recent survey showed that 100 per cent of respondents were compliant with appropriate PPE measures and no surveyed facilities experienced confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks within the salon or spa setting.

“It’s clear we’re not working towards a zero COVID approach so we’re calling on the Government to recognise our proven track record and prioritise our reopening.

“Any further delay will result in job losses and business closures.”

Murray advised Irish spas and salons to continue working with the ISA and support it in its endeavours to gain a clearer picture of a reopening timeline from Government.

“Write to your local representative and ensure that we continue to champion the contribution of the spa experience to Irish health and economic prosperity.”
Sign up here to get the Spa Business and Spa Business insider weekly ezines and every issue of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines free on digital.
RELATED STORIES
Irish Spa Association warns of emerging black market in beauty sector due to extended industry closure


An emerging shadow economy of the Irish beauty industry will continue to grow rapidly unless the sector is allowed to reopen soon, the Irish Spa Association (ISA) has warned.
ISA survey results demonstrate Irish spas' strength during pandemic


According to a recent survey conducted by The Irish Spa Association (ISA), the Irish spa industry is highly capable of taking the difficult decisions needed for business continuity and avoiding the spread of COVID-19.
Irish Spa Association delivering webinar series dedicated to industry re-activation


Industry body, the Irish Spa Association (ISA), is developing a re-activation plan guided by industry experts, leaders and government agencies.
MORE NEWS
Sha debuts new programme to support long-COVID recovery
Sha Wellness Clinic's latest programme targets those suffering with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 – a syndrome clinically referred to as long-COVID.
Iceland's new Sky Lagoon has been inspired by indigenous bathing culture
Attractions and hospitality brand Pursuit has launched Sky Lagoon, a relaxing and restorative geothermal retreat just outside of Reykjavik, situated against the striking backdrop of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Ken Campling says Bannatyne is repositioning as a wellness provider – locations with spas are 'much more profitable'
Health club operator Bannatyne is repositioning itself as a wellness provider, as it looks to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic lockdowns.
Healing the healers: New training champions importance of therapist self-care, health and wellbeing
Spa therapist wellbeing is the focus of an upcoming training course launching in Newquay, UK, in September 2021.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Spa Manager
Everyone Active
Salary: Excellent package plus bonus scheme
Job location: Chawton Park Spa, Alton Sports Centre, Hampshire , United Kingdom
Spa Operations Manager
Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Keswick, UK
+ More jobs  

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions. [more...]

Medical Wellness Congress taps industry luminaries for monthly webinar series
The Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) is committed to bringing inspiring insights from the industry’s best and brightest to its real-time event on 28 and 29 June 2021. [more...]
COMPANY PROFILES
Devin Consulting

Devin Consulting, an international pool & spa engineering consultancy, founded by Tom Devin in 2 [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

BC Softwear - Positioning Video for Pure Spa Linen & SupremeSoft
BC Softwear are the leading supplier of spa linen, luxury robes and footwear for the Spa Market. See how our Pure Spa Linen range can enhance your 5* spa and treatment offering. Thanks to The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

10-14 May 2021

ISPA Stronger Together Summit

Virtual Conference, United States
11-12 May 2021

Healing Summit

The Pine Cliffs Resort, Albufeira, Portugal
+ More diary  
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
SPA BUSINESS
SPA OPPORTUNITIES
SPA BUSINESS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2021
News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
Irish Spa Association urging Government for commercial rent relief to protect spa businesses
POSTED 12 Mar 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
Irish spas, salons and beauty businesses have been shut since 24 December 2020 Credit: Shutterstock/Maksim Shmeljov
We must continue to champion the contribution of the spa experience to Irish health and economic prosperity
– Anita Murray
The Irish Spa Association (ISA) is urgently calling upon the Irish Government to provide full commercial rent relief to safeguard spas, salons and beauty businesses.

Ireland is in the highest level of lockdown, with all spa and salons closed, and the Government announced this week that these restrictions will remain in place until at least the second half of May.

Earlier on this month, the ISA met with government representatives to discuss support for the industry.

Irish spas have been closed since 21 October 2020, only interrupted by a brief reopening during early December which was then shut down on 24 December.

“The Government’s official reopening plan is unambitious and gives our members no line of sight or target to work towards,” ISA co-founder, Anita Murray, told Spa Business.

“Commercial rents are often the largest outgoing – after payroll – and in many cases the Government’s Covid Restriction Support Scheme support is not going far enough,” she explained.

“Businesses have taken on significant debts and with the suggestion this week that restrictions are set to continue many businesses may not be willing or able to take on more arrears and debt.

“The bottom line is we need a date.”

Murray was keen to emphasise that Irish spas, salons and beauty businesses are highly capable of keeping clients safe and running COVID-secure businesses.

The ISA's recent survey showed that 100 per cent of respondents were compliant with appropriate PPE measures and no surveyed facilities experienced confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks within the salon or spa setting.

“It’s clear we’re not working towards a zero COVID approach so we’re calling on the Government to recognise our proven track record and prioritise our reopening.

“Any further delay will result in job losses and business closures.”

Murray advised Irish spas and salons to continue working with the ISA and support it in its endeavours to gain a clearer picture of a reopening timeline from Government.

“Write to your local representative and ensure that we continue to champion the contribution of the spa experience to Irish health and economic prosperity.”
Sign up here to get the Spa Business and Spa Business insider weekly ezines and every issue of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines free on digital.
RELATED STORIES
Irish Spa Association warns of emerging black market in beauty sector due to extended industry closure


An emerging shadow economy of the Irish beauty industry will continue to grow rapidly unless the sector is allowed to reopen soon, the Irish Spa Association (ISA) has warned.
ISA survey results demonstrate Irish spas' strength during pandemic


According to a recent survey conducted by The Irish Spa Association (ISA), the Irish spa industry is highly capable of taking the difficult decisions needed for business continuity and avoiding the spread of COVID-19.
Irish Spa Association delivering webinar series dedicated to industry re-activation


Industry body, the Irish Spa Association (ISA), is developing a re-activation plan guided by industry experts, leaders and government agencies.
MORE NEWS
Sha debuts new programme to support long-COVID recovery
Sha Wellness Clinic's latest programme targets those suffering with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 – a syndrome clinically referred to as long-COVID.
Iceland's new Sky Lagoon has been inspired by indigenous bathing culture
Attractions and hospitality brand Pursuit has launched Sky Lagoon, a relaxing and restorative geothermal retreat just outside of Reykjavik, situated against the striking backdrop of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Ken Campling says Bannatyne is repositioning as a wellness provider – locations with spas are 'much more profitable'
Health club operator Bannatyne is repositioning itself as a wellness provider, as it looks to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic lockdowns.
Healing the healers: New training champions importance of therapist self-care, health and wellbeing
Spa therapist wellbeing is the focus of an upcoming training course launching in Newquay, UK, in September 2021.
Celebrity Cruises partners with Gwyneth Paltrow for exclusive goop wellness concept
Actress, entrepreneur and founder of lifestyle brand goop Gwyneth Paltrow has been appointed wellbeing advisor for cruise operator Celebrity Cruises.
ICAA's Colin Milner says society must reclaim wellbeing for older people with new, vibrant models
The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) has made a call for policymakers and businesses – as well as society in general – to integrate wellness throughout all organisational strategies and operations in order to 'reclaim health and wellbeing for older people'.
+ More news   
 
FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions. [more...]

Medical Wellness Congress taps industry luminaries for monthly webinar series
The Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) is committed to bringing inspiring insights from the industry’s best and brightest to its real-time event on 28 and 29 June 2021. [more...]
COMPANY PROFILES
Devin Consulting

Devin Consulting, an international pool & spa engineering consultancy, founded by Tom Devin in 2 [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

BC Softwear - Positioning Video for Pure Spa Linen & SupremeSoft
BC Softwear are the leading supplier of spa linen, luxury robes and footwear for the Spa Market. See how our Pure Spa Linen range can enhance your 5* spa and treatment offering. Thanks to The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

10-14 May 2021

ISPA Stronger Together Summit

Virtual Conference, United States
11-12 May 2021

Healing Summit

The Pine Cliffs Resort, Albufeira, Portugal
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2021

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS