We returned last month from a Steves tour in Ireland. It was fabulous, except I think RS kind of goes overboard with "protecting us." We were required to show a negative text result upon joining the group, and we were required to always mask up. After three days, two couples had to leave our group due to positive Covid tests. Ironically, in our subsequent tours into Northern Ireland and Scotland with other companies, these requirements were not in place, and we all did fine. Our RS guide in Ireland was Pascal, who did an amazing job.