Tickets into a late bar or nightclub will need to be purchased an hour in advance, as part of new guidelines for the sector.
It's expected the regulations will be passed this week, despite pleas from the pubs and clubs sector for a two-week grace period.
Dancing to floor-fillers like Whitney will be the trigger as to whether a late-night venue requires a ticketing system or not.
How one judges what dancing is remains one of many questions left outstanding from a meeting of hospitality industry reps and government officials this morning.
Another one is around pubs which later become late night venues.
Tickets will be needed, but owner of the Castle Inn in Cork Michael O'Donovan explains where the potential problems are.
No congregating outside of venues, however queueing will be allowed.
This has led to industry sources to question how this will be policed
A two-week grace period has been requested by the sector, however, it looks likely the government will pass regulations this week.