Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector to be published
New guidelines for the reopening of the hospitality sector will be published later.
The Failte Ireland guidelines are expected to say there will be no time limit for outdoor dining but there will be a limit for indoor dining.
It’s also expected that tables will have to be one metre apart for both indoor and outdoor dining.
Adrian Cummins from the Restaurants Association of Ireland says that’s welcomed news for businesses.
“We always say that 1 metre is a viable option for the hospitality industry, 2 metres is not viable at all because you lose nearly 75% of your space within a business.
“A one metre you still lose space – you lose about 24-25% of your space.”