MINISTERS MEET TO DISCUSS REOPENING OF TRADITIONAL PUBS

MINISTERS MEET TO DISCUSS REOPENING OF TRADITIONAL PUBS

07 September 2020

Speaking after a meeting with Executive Office Junior Ministers Declan Kearney and Gordon Lyons, Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster said:

 

“We welcome the positive meeting we had today with Junior Ministers Kearney and Lyons.”

 

“We have put forward what we believe are enforceable measures to ensure the protection of public health and staff in the sector and believe progress can be made to reopen our traditional non-food pubs.”

 

“This is about ensuring we provide a Covid secure environment for everyone, whilst providing a consumer offering that will attract people back to all our pubs, restaurants and hotels and save the thousands of jobs and businesses in our industry that depend on them.”

 

“Our traditional non-food pubs must now be allowed to reopen and be given the chance to prove they can comply with the regulations like any other hospitality business.”

 

“This has been a long and hard road and the Executive must not delay one day more than is necessary to implement the new regulations as every day is costing jobs and livelihoods.’