Just had supper in Il Padrino. Wasn’t asked for vaccine certificate on the way in, or details, and absentmindedly didn’t realise until I was leaving. The waiter told me it had been a mistake, but then didn’t ask for my cert, or for any details. Not great at all.
— Donal O’Keeffe (@Donal_OKeeffe) October 19, 2021
…via RTÉ News:
The President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said it is “the eleventh hour” and there are no full guidelines yet.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mark McGowan – who owns Scholars Townhouse Hotel and Peggy Moores pub in Drogheda – said this is a “critical time of year” as they head into the Christmas period.
He said they are still unsure about things like multiple table numbers, and are hoping guidelines will be given out sooner rather than later.
“There’s a lot of decisions that have to be made,” he said. “We have to plan rosters, we have to plan the logistics of our table plans in the restaurant, and we may have to hire more staff as well.