A local publican believes people are missing out on the social experience of the pub more than the drinking aspect.
That's the view of Neil Sheridan of Spells pub in Ballaghaderreen.
Mr Sheridan says he will be able to hold out on reopening his doors until the expected August 10th date, but many other pubs may not be so lucky.
The Kilmovee man believes that the majority of people are following health advice and that people's livelihoods need to be considered.
He told Midwest News that you could argue that if bars were open there wouldn't be a cluster of people on the streets.