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Categories of Tourist Establishment (Statutory Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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Amendment of Schedule 1 to the principal regulations

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2.—(1) Subject to regulation 3, Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (12).

(2) (a) For sub-paragraph (1)(a) substitute—

(a)overnight sleeping accommodation in not less than 15 double bedrooms all of which must be ensuite;;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) omit “, midday meal” and before “refreshments” insert “midday”; and

(c)for sub-paragraph (1)(c) substitute—

(c)the daily cleaning of bedrooms when visitors are resident..

(3) (a) In paragraph 4 (dining area) in sub-paragraph (1) for “visitors” substitute “bedrooms”;

(b)for the Table in sub-paragraph (1) substitute—

Table

Column 1Column 2
Number of BedroomsDining Area
Up to 5050 square metres
51 to 6060 square metres
61 to 7070 square metres
71 to 8080 square metres
81 to 9090 square metres
91 to 100100 square metres
101 to 125125 square metres
126 or more150 square metres

(c)In sub-paragraph (2)(b) for “for whom the establishment provides sleeping accommodation” substitute “who may reasonably be expected to use the area at any one time”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(f) omit the words “ash trays, table cloths, table mats,”;

(e)for sub-paragraph (2)(g) substitute—

(g)have sufficient crockery of good quality to serve the number of diners who may reasonably be expected to use the area at any one time; ;

(f)at the end of sub-paragraph (h) omit “; and” and insert a full stop; and

(g)omit sub-paragraph (2)(i).

(4) (a) In paragraph 5 (kitchen area) at the end of sub-paragraph (b) insert “and”;

(b)at the end of sub-paragraph (c) omit “; and” and insert a full stop; and

(c)omit sub-paragraph (d) .

(5) Omit paragraph 6 (lounge area).

(6) (a) In paragraph 7 (general toilets) in sub-paragraph (2)(b) after the words “separate compartments” insert “and shall be capable of being locked”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (3) for “visitors” substitute “bedrooms”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (3) in the heading to Column 1 of the Table for “Visitors” substitute “Bedrooms”.

(7) (a) In paragraph 8 (visitor’s bedrooms) in sub-paragraph (d) omit “a floor to ceiling height of not less than 2.44 metres and”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (f) for “one electrical outlet” substitute “two electrical outlets”;

(c)for sub-paragraph (g)(ii) substitute—

(ii)a supply of clean linen, blankets or duvets and pillows;

(d)for sub-paragraph (g)(v) substitute—

(v)luggage racks and waste baskets;

(e)in sub-paragraph (g)(vii) after “blinds” insert “which shall be sufficient to ensure privacy and exclusion of light”; and

(f)in sub-paragraph (g)(viii) omit “and shaver point”.

(8) After paragraph 8 insert—

8A. The establishment may provide bedrooms outside, but adjacent to, the main building and all such bedrooms shall be ensuite.

(9) In paragraph 9 (bathroom and toilets) in sub-paragraph (5) omit “and shaver point”.

(10) In paragraph 10 (management and staff) omit sub-paragraph (4).

(11) After paragraph 10 insert—

Staff facilities

10A.(1) There shall be staff facilities provided which may be located separately from the kitchen area and, if appropriate, outside but adjacent to the main building.

(2) Staff facilities shall include adequate toilets with hand washing facilities, changing areas with locker provision and a combined lounge and dining area.

(12) For paragraph 11 (other criteria) substitute—

11. The establishment shall provide basic first aid equipment.

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