Dive into the features you want to see

Abortion alcohol alcohol free america Art artist spotlight awards beer Belfast best best looking Best New Music booze Brexit British Cannabis cbd Cheese chocolate Christmas climate change closure Coffee collaboration College Green Comedy cooking counter culture counterculture Cover Story Covid Culture DC Films Derelict Ireland Direct Provision Drink drug Drugs Dublin Dublin City Council Dublin International Film Festival easter Entertainment Environment equality Fashion feature feminism Festival Film First Listen Food gaeilge Gaming General News gift gifts Gigs Graphic Design guinness harm reduction Harry Styles healthcare Heaters Heatwave heist Hennessy Homelessness Housing HSE ice cream Identity instagram Interview introduction to ireland Irish Irish coffee Irish News irishmade justice Justice League Kanye West launch Leonardo DiCaprio LGBTQ+ List Lists Literature Living Hell Lockdown Index Made by District Made in Ireland magdalene laundries meme Mental Health menu merch metoo Michelin mural Music narolane new menu New Music News nightclub nom non-binary nphet One of everything Openers opening openings Opinion Pairing pancakes Photography Pints Podcasts Politics pop up pop ups potatoes Premiere presents Pride queer Ray Fisher reservations Restaurants restrictions rugby Science Shebeen Shite Talk shitetalk signature dish Skateboarding small batch Social Media soup Space Subset sustainability tacos Taxis Technology Television The Big Grill theatre Thumbstopper tiktok To Be Irish Top 10 Tracks Top Ten Tracks Traffic Trans rights Transport Travellers trends TV Ukraine Ultimate Food Guide vegan Visual Art vodka Weed where to eat whiskey wine Women's rights Workman's youtube
Food / July 21, 2021

Date of indoor drinking and dining reopening announced by Government

Food / July 21, 2021

Date of indoor drinking and dining reopening announced by Government

Words: Emily Mullen

The news comes some weeks after the June 29th announcement that the indoor dining date would be pushed back due to concerns over the Delta variant modelling. Cabinet has now agreed upon a system that allows for the verification of vaccination or immunity from Covid in pubs and restaurants.

Taoiseach has confirmed that indoor dining is to reopen on 26th for fully vaccinated and Covid-recovered people, says regulations are being worked on.

President Michael D Higgins earlier signed the Health Amendment No 2 Bill, paving the way for indoor reopening.

Speaking to reporters, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there would be a maximum of six people per table who will “need to wear masks as they walk around”.

“There will be mechanisms to allow them to go outside and back in again, a sort of a stamp mechanism,” he added.

As part of the reopening, businesses will be expected to conduct vaccine assessments for customers entering indoors.

Varadkar also spoke of the app, which the Government are currently developing which will allow proprietors to scan the Covid digital pass in order to “verify” them.

Taking on NPHETs advice regarding social distancing, Varadkar said “people who are fully vaccinated indoors don’t need to observe social distancing but because there will be children there and staff that aren’t fully vaccinated we [the government] will continue to apply those rules and regulations around social distancing.

As yet there has been no information about time limits, closing times, or the installation of CO2 monitors on premises.

Elsewhere on District: Gerry’s on Montague Street is closing down