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Small rural pubs will be left behind under new rules says local publican

Jul 26, 2021 13:07 By Shannonside News
Small rural pubs will be left behind under new rules says local publican Small rural pubs will be left behind under new rules says local publican
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Facemasks will still be required while moving around pubs or restaurants, but not while seated.

Restaurants and pubs offering indoor dining will only have to record the contact tracing details of one person from a table, in a late change to guidelines.

Initially, every member of a booking were due to provide details, but that was changed just after midnight overnight.

Indoor dining resumes from today - with some businesses reopening for the first time in nearly 500 days.

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Chair of the Roscommon Town Vintners says it's not feasible for many rural pubs to reopen today under the current government guidelines.

Publican Larry Brennan says current indoor dining regulations will see non-food pubs with no outdoor dining facilities facing major difficulties.

The proprietor of the Down the Hatch Pub in Roscommon says today's opening will see smaller establishments left behind:

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