That's that so
Publicans will be livid and rightly so
Livid about what? Government can't formally make the decision until the president signs in legislation.
Honestly do a bit of reading up on how the process works before getting yourself worked up
This was all explained and discussed on other threads yesterday
Don't waste your energy.
was in a pub last night indoors drinking, table service only, very strict place, but pretty much their own rules made up
Was down the country in a popular tourist town at the weekend.Was impossible to get somewhere to get a meal and drinks. Most places were full or booked out completely. Lucky enough we could head back to the hotel for a bite to eat and drinks. The centre of the town was crazy with teenagers and youths who were pretty drunk early. This will only get worse when the pubs fully reopen where unvaccinated people will not be allowed in a pub who will end up drinking in town centres and parks
It will be worse if they remain closed
Indoor and outdoor pubs are controlled environment's (even if NPHET don't trust indoor publicans). House parties were happening before the pandemic, during it and after it
Yep, controlled environments, noone has ever been drunk or loud or squashed together in a pub.....
Nobody is denying that pubs can, in normal times, be full of drunk, loud and squashed people. However, in the main, pubs that are open now are very regulated and controlled, and don't yet resemble the pubs of old (but will do soon, hopefully). Of course, there will be the odd exception, but to deny that house parties are any safer than pubs at present is disingenuous. Unless it's the kind of dinner party the likes of NPHET would be hosting (i.e. dinner, 1/2 glasses of wine and home to bed)
Yes I agree, the majority of pubs are doing everything by the book right now, but trying to paint Irish pubs as a "controlled environment" is ridiculous. if they were, half of us wouldn't be here. They're conveyor belts of drunkenness, get you in, get you locked and try get you out before you become a problem, rinse and repeat the next week.
And I'd wager the majority of house parties aren't as you described, but also aren't skins/project X ragers, they're just people in a house having drinks, and pubs aren't going to be checking if people are living together, so sitting on a couch at a gaffer is going to be no different than sitting at a table down the boozer.
🍴 Six adults to a table
↔️ 2m between tables if children present; 1m otherwise
🕰 No time limits;
💨 CO2 monitors to check ventilation
🔐 Vax assessment at door; Govt developing app for QR scanning
Intended to reopen Monday
You're an awful man for getting wound up about things that haven't happened.
Can live with that to be honest.
Appearently the 11.30 close is to be reviewed at the next meeting of gov and hospitality sector
Out of all the rules I find that the most counteractive
Also saw something saying they were considering counter service.
Not sure if that means you can sit at the counter or go up and order at the counter. Hopefully the former. But then again, the former would mean the latter.
Abolishing the 105 min thing is very much a good thing.
If number two is true then good luck to anyone with children trying to book a table. How would it be remotely feasible to suddenly manufacture 2 metres between tables (for the entirely of the dining experience of those with children) if the setup in a restaurant is for 1 metre distancing in order to maximise patrons?
The vaxx assessment is going to be chaos. I seriously doubt they'll be able to push out a scanning app that quickly, and then there's the issue of how far behind the certificate mailout is.
Suppose it's acceptable bit the last point could be chaotic esp with the usual Irish chancer mentality (ah bud I'm vaccinated I forgot my cert, ah I didn't know I had to bring it etc)
Let's hope by mid- late Autumn normal service will resume in terms of opening hours. House parties are been driven by this 11.30pm close
I wonder will vaccine cards be accepted as proof (the one saying your 2nd dose date or for the J&J saying your vaccinated
The family thing could cause an issue, can't see many pubs being happy having to close off 2 tables so a dad bringing his son to watch the match, but the rest seems reasonable. Hopefully a full overhaul of the intoxicating liquor act is coming.
I hope they bring back prohibition. Sick of the sight of beer, I've drank that much since the start of June
i think we all know the pubs where there wont be much checking of vaccinated or not, whats working well in a lot of pubs i see is people going in ordering there pints and going back out again. so you go straight up to the bar. probably the easiest thing is stick a dj on for the u25s outside and let everyone over 30 inside.
I doubt live music including DJs will be permitted for the short term
Its makes people raise there voices, encourages gatherings and all that
Will watching a match in a pub still be a thing? With limited capacity you'd have to question the cost of the various different subscriptions if you're a publican
i was in a pub last weekend that had a speaker with tunes blaring outside sat night. also another pub with a lad with a guitar playing in beer garden
they can drink in hotels or beer gardens
If they are then it makes a mockery of the point of the COVID cert. Are you fully vaccinated btw PTH ? I ask because you’re very wound up about pubs opening indoors. I’m not so these new measures won’t matter to me for a few weeks more.
Yeah i got the J&J yesterday
Just note you won't be fully vaccinated for another 13 days if you got the jab yesterday.
Yesterday with J and J means you have to wait a while before you’re fully vaccinated.
edit: as was pointed out in the post before me which I didn’t see.
Ah sure im on the road and hopefully be enjoying my indoor pints Mid August. Heading to Cork for a few days next week but sadly indoor pubs not on the cards due to obvious reasons but
A..Hello Boardsies restaurant and bar,
B..Hi I'd like to book a table for four at 7pm on Tuesday night.
A..Certainly Sir, that shouldn't be a problem, are all of your group fully vaccinated?
B.. myself and my wife are, but of course my kids are not.
A.. sorry Sir, I just checked and we have no availability on Tuesday or in the foreseeable future
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