COVID-19: Health and Safety Executive

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Economy – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:15 pm on 6 December 2021.

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Photo of Roy Beggs Roy Beggs UUP 2:15, 6 December 2021

Minister, there have been some superspreading events, which have endangered staff and patrons. Over 200 young people contracted COVID at a disco in The Elk in Toomebridge and took it home to their families. Does the Minister accept that, in such high-risk venues, COVID certificates or proof of a negative lateral flow test reduce the likelihood of the spread of COVID and, ultimately, the pressures on our hospitals? What role does the Health and Safety Executive play in monitoring and enforcing the regulations?