Following numerous inspections at pubs, restaurants and nightclubs over the Bank Holiday weekend, it was revealed that 75% of these venues were compliant with the current Covid-19 restrictions.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly stated that last week’s government figures showed that one in three pubs and restaurants were not checking vaccine passes at the door.
Donnelly stated, “The survey results I have and the enforcement data we have both say the same thing, that about two in every three pubs or restaurants are enforcing and that one in three is not. That is not OK, it is not acceptable for that one in three,”.
While urging those in the hospitality sector to abide by current Covid-19 restrictions, Taoiseach Micheál Martin stated that he wants to see more compliance reports.
It’s understood that from Friday, October 22nd until Monday, October 25th, a total of 500 inspections were carried out across pubs, restaurants and nightclubs which found that 75% of premises were fully compliant with current regulations.
Non-compliancy accounted for 5% of premises while further compliance measures accounted for 20% of premises.
The inspections primarily focused on social distancing measures, mask-wearing by staff and the use of the Covid-19 vaccine pass.
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