Pub Owners Criticise Delay To...

News

Pub Owners Criticise Delay To Phase 4 Of Covid Roadmap

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:08 16 Jul 2020


Share this article


The Health Minister has played down the impact of foreign travel on the spread of the coronavirus following the news Ireland won't be moving to phase four next week.

The reproductive rate of the virus has now increased to between 1.2 and 1.8 forcing the next step in the roadmap to be delayed until August 10th.

It means pubs, nightclubs and casinos can't re-open and restrictions on public gatherings remain in place.

Face-coverings in all shops will become mandatory and no more than 10 people can attend social gatherings in a house.

A 'green list' for international travel will be published on Monday and Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has played down the impact of tourists on the spread of the virus;

"Nine in every 10 new cases is domestic so nearly nine in every ten cases is being addressed through these measures. Since the beginning of June the total number of cases identified, that are people who have come off flights from the United States, is just four."

Reaction

Padraig Cribben, chief executive of the Vintners Federation of Ireland, says the delay to reopening all pubs is 'absolutely shocking'.

He says publicans will now need extra funding from the government to prevent them closing for good.

Gatherings of up 100 people indoors and 500 outdoors now won't be allowed until August 10th.

The current limits of 50 and 200 respectively will apply until then. Weddings will be among the events affected by the delay.

The Irish Hotels Federation says it's a big blow to the hospitality sector.

Follow @98FM on Twitter for the latest Dublin news


Share this article


You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-07:00

Share

Up next

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebe...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebecca and Brendan

07:00-10:00

Share

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jer...

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jeremy

10:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

12:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home With Brian M...

The Big Ride Home With Brian Maher

16:00-19:00

Share

The Fix with Ciaran O'Connor

The Fix with Ciaran O'Connor

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Karl Dawson

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-07:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on