The new guidelines governing the return of indoor dining are still changing and there’s more to come.
That’s the view of the Mayo Vintner’s Chair Alan Gielty, who says he will only operate indoor dining when it rains.
The owner of Gielty’s Bar in Dooagh believes many publicans will likely hold off on reopening indoors and says we could see a staggered return to trade over the week.
The Achill publican says new guidelines like the Digital Covid Cert will be difficult to work, but says publicans will have to work with it.
The Mayo Vintner’s Chair is questioning why these new guidelines couldn’t have been issued three weeks ago, to allow a reopening of indoor hospitality on the 5th of July.
Alan Gielty told Midwest News that we now have the benefit of mass vaccination in the population, but it is now twice as difficult to operate indoor hospitality compared with last year.