LVA Emphasises It Is Important Pubs Adhere To Required Health And Safety Guidelines
The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has emphasised that it is important that pubs adhere to the required health and safety guidelines when they reopen.
The LVA estimates that almost two out of every three pubs in Dublin - approximately 450 - venues will resume trading as restaurants in the coming days. Pubs that do not offer food are due to reopen on July 20.
Health and safety measures being implemented include social distancing between tables, closing off bar counters, installing hand sanitiser stations at entrance points and throughout premises, instigating advance booking procedures, taking steps to collect the name and contact details of the lead member of each group of customers, providing training to staff, creating menus that adhere to the required health and safety guidelines, and ensuring the compliance of toilet areas among other measures.
"Of The Utmost Importance"
LVA chief executive Donall O'Keeffe stated, "It is of the utmost importance that any pubs that are reopening this week ensure they are closely following the guidelines...Each individual pub and publican must take responsibility to ensure the guidelines are strictly adhered to. There are understandable concerns amongst the public. We have no doubt it is the pubs which clearly demonstrate compliance with the guidelines and with protecting public health that will attract the most customers in the days and weeks ahead. We also know that any pubs that fail to comply with the guidelines will suffer serious reputational damage and rightly attract the attention of the authorities."
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