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New legislation will be needed to allow indoor dining to reopen – Taoiseach

New legislation will be needed to operate indoor dining, the Taoiseach has said.

It is understood that access to indoor hospitality will be initially limited to those who are fully vaccinated and those who have recovered from Covid-19 in recent months.

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It is believed that the new date for the reopening of indoor dining will be on July 26th.

The emergency law will need to come before the Dáil and Seanad next week.

Government and representatives from the hospitality sector commenced today as part of an effort to reopen the hospitality sector.

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The Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) said, “there will be a phased approach to reopening with ventilation, CO2 monitors, work safety protocols and reopening guidelines developed for indoor hospitality.”

“The Restaurants Association of Ireland is pushing for the 19th July as the date to restart indoor dining.”

“While the protocol of vaccine certification is not perfect, more work is required over the weekend in order for legislation to be brought forward to put the reopening of indoor hospitality on a legal footing.”

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