Guidance for indoor hospitality

Indoor hospitality can operate with robust protective measures and adherence to Government regulations in relation to evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or immunity following recovery.

To make it easier for industry to communicate key safety messages and reassure customers, Fáilte Ireland has updated the Take Care Together toolkit to reflect the most recent Government public health advice. The Take Care Together toolkit includes downloadable posters and assets that can be used throughout the premises.

Business operating indoor hospitality should adhere to their sector-specific Operational Guidelines (and any possible amendments of same) in addition to implementing the below Guidance for Indoor Hospitality. This guidance specifically supports the Government regulations and legislation – Health (Amendment)(No.2)Act 2021.

All businesses need to ensure processes are in place and staff are trained to implement guidelines and ensure the business is operating within the approved legislation. The COVID-19 Lead Worker Representative should be consulted as these processes and staff training are developed in line with the Work Safely Protocol.

Indoor hospitality is permitted where all patrons can show Proof of Immunity or accompanied minors (under 18). It is important that businesses check photo ID when checking Proof of Immunity. There are some limited circumstances when this may not be necessary e.g. where a person is well-known to the business. Unaccompanied minors are required to present Proof of Immunity.

Infection Prevention Control measures such as physical distancing, cleaning, face coverings, good hand & respiratory hygiene and staying at home if feeling unwell should continue to be adhered to.

To find out more, download the Guidance for Indoor Hospitality for all the information you need to understand the regulations around indoor hospitality. 

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