Welcome to the Dublin Live blog, where we will talk about the latest COVID-19 restrictions that will be eased in the coming weeks.
Government leaders will be at a special Cabinet meeting to discuss the pub’s reopening rules ahead of Taoiseach Micheal Martin’s big announcement.
Martin is expected to address the nation once plans are finalized regarding the reopening of bars and restaurants.
Failte Ireland released the latest guidelines for the return of the hospitality industry on Tuesday.
No live music, a 105-minute limit, and a 11.30pm curfew. M. These are some of the guidelines that have been issued for companies.
Depending on the measures, there will be a maximum of six people aged 13 and over per table, but this limit of six does not include accompanying children aged 12 and under.
The combined total capacity in a table cannot exceed 15 in total (maximum 6 people over 13 years old), for both indoor and outdoor dining.
If a local chooses to have a social distance of two meters, there does not need to be a 105 minute limit indoors.
Meanwhile, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar hinted that Covid wage support payments such as the PUP (Pandemic Unemployment Pay) and CRSS (Covid Recovery Support Scheme) could be extended through October.
The Fine Gael leader spoke candidly at a private meeting of Fine Gael’s Parliamentary Party when he revealed that the payments could be extended through the fourth quarter of this year.
Mr. Varadkar reiterated again that there would be no “cliff edge” at the end of June, when payments are scheduled to end.
Varadkar also said that after the cabinet meeting next Tuesday, June 1, an announcement is likely to be made about the future of financial supports such as the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) and the Worker’s Wage Subsidy Plan. (EWSS).
We will bring you the latest updates on the current lockdown situation in Ireland on our live blog below.
The regulation for eating indoors includes:
Here are the guidelines for restaurants
Failing Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Guidelines
- The service is allowed for a maximum of 6 people over 13 years of age per table. This limit of 6 does not include accompanying children under the age of 12. The total combined capacity in a table cannot exceed 15 in total (maximum 6 people over 13 years old)
- The outdoor space will be controlled and attended by personnel from the facilities ensuring a managed flow.
- Table service only.
- Recommend segmented food and beverage areas to allow smokers and non-smokers.
- A physical distance of a minimum of 1 meter is required between the outer edges of the party (chair back to chair back)
- Contact tracing and improved hygiene measures should be followed.
- Measures to control noise levels, for example, no live / loud music allowed.
- Employees wear face masks / masks at all times.
- Customers must wear face masks / coverings when circulating in outdoor dining and service areas and using indoor facilities. Face coverings / masks Mask must be enforced.