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One size fits all Rule on Pubs Does not make Sense

Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD has called on the government to create a tailored solution for pubs who are currently closed due to Covid 18. He stated;

“Pubs received a significant shock last week on the postponement of the reopening of thousands of pubs around the country. Many are waiting for the August 10th decision in fear. Its clear that we need to make sure that decisions are made on the basis of keeping Covid -19 suppressed within the community. But its also clear that many individual pubs can function as safely as many restaurants that are serving food around the country”.

“Pubs come in all shapes and sizes. Many have large outdoor areas and function rooms. A one size fits all rule does not make sense in many cases. In certain towns and villages temporary extensions onto the street and the roadside could be undertaken safely has happened in Dublin City Centre. Customer per square meter limits could be contemplated”.

“We may well be living with Covid-19 for quite some time. Its clear that we need to keep citizens safe. We also need to ensure that society functions where possible. Its clear that this can be done if we are flexible, creative and can develop bespoke solutions for individual businesses”.

By Aontú Press | 27 July, 2020

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