Hospitality industry groups to consult with members

Groups from the hospitality industry are to consult with their members this week on proposals to get indoor dining reopened.

They met government officials yesterday to devise a plan that would allow for the safe reopening of indoor hospitality from the 19th of July.

One of the measures would include allowing the use of vaccine passports which will soon be issued to 1.8 million people who are fully vaccinated.

The Vintners Federation of Ireland is concerned about some of the proposals put forward by public health officials.

Its Chief Executive is Padraig Cribben:

“We prefer the option of working with the protocols that were introduced last year, properly implemented, properly policed, with social distancing and mask wearing etc.

“The NPHET advice is somewhat different to that, and we have some difficulties around the legality of the NPHET advice, and that’s being teased out at the minute.”


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