CEO STATEMENT AS MINISTERS PLAN TO MEET WITH INDUSTRY TO SORT OUT REOPENING TRADITIONAL PUBS

CEO STATEMENT AS MINISTERS PLAN TO MEET WITH INDUSTRY TO SORT OUT REOPENING TRADITIONAL PUBS

03 September 2020

As Executive Ministers plan to engage with industry to sort out reopening of traditional pubs, Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality reacted:

 

“Following today’s Executive meeting, we have been informed that Junior Ministers Lyons and Kearney, who are overseeing Covid regulations, will sit down with us next week to sort out what regulations are needed to allow our traditional non-food serving pubs to reopen. We will be making the case in no uncertain terms that this engagement must urgently address the reopening of our pubs and not add further delay - as every day our pubs are closed is a day too long!” 

 

“We’ve played our part for such a long time now that there needs to be a level of trust developed that the sector will do everything it needs to do to ensure the protection of public health against the spread of coronavirus.”