After seven months of no service, or over a year in some cases, restaurants and bars across Ireland will re-open their doors today for indoor dining.
A long awaited moment for the Irish hospitality sector as some establishments begin the re-opening of their indoor dining facilities. Up until this weekend, only provisional guidance had been given on indoor dining as outlined by the Restaurants Association of Ireland as below :
🚨Indoor Dining from Monday 26th July
🟢Proof of immunity checks
🟢Contact tracing - info needed for all adult diners
🟢Max 6 adults per table
🟢No counter service
🟢Face coverings when not seated
Sample posters for public display can be found here:https://t.co/zGlMUO26IC pic.twitter.com/BZmPh7mEYD
— Restaurants Association of Ireland (@RAI_ie) July 23, 2021
However, according to The Irish Independent , two last-minute changes to these guidelines were made to this list late last night. In addition to the previously confirmed guidelines CEO of The RAI, Adrian Cummins confirmed additional measures on Twitter:
- Contact tracing is now only required for one guest at a table with a group, and for solo customers
- Designated tables have been removed, so businesses are not obliged to keep a record of what table a customer sits at.
More changes to @Failte_Ireland Guidelines last night.
➡️Contract tracing is now only required for the lead person at a table and for solo guests
Final copy of the regulations now published the updated guidelines for indoor hospitality https://t.co/5kIpADe8H4
— Adrian Cummins 🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@adriancummins) July 26, 2021
Full guidance on current Covid measures being taken for the return of indoor dining can be found HERE .
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