Hospitality representatives to meet the government

Representatives from the hospitality sector will meet senior government ministers later over the decision to delay reopening indoor dining.

It was to resume next Monday but has been pushed back a number of weeks over concerns about the delta variant.

According to latest proposals when it does return, only fully vaccinated people or those who’ve recovered from Covid will be allowed like many other EU countries.

President of the Restaurants Association, Mark McGowan, outlines what they’ll be looking for at today’s meeting.

“We want to get more information on exactly what measure are going to be put in place in terms of how we’re going to operate by allowing only the vaccinated into our restaurants.

“We think the idea of just allowing that is flawed, it’s unworkable, it’s discriminatory, it’s actually currently illegal by the looks of it as well.

“We want to know how exactly this is going to work in terms of logistics, because we don’t have the answers and we need them fast.”

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