UPDATE ON PROOF OF COVID STATUS

UPDATE ON PROOF OF COVID STATUS

13 December 2021

UPDATE ON PROOF OF COVID STATUS

 

On the weekend before penalties begin, the legislation has changed from ‘check as soon as reasonably possible’ to ‘check at point of entry’ - a change that will be unworkable for many businesses that operate a counter service business model, or venues that have several entrances.

 

Having strongly made this point to The Executive Office Taskforce and following two meetings with the Executive Task Force, they are still unable to give further guidance as to how this requirement will be implemented.

 

On the issue of customers entering premises to purchase takeaway, there is no requirement to check Covid Status, but we would advise that premises have a clearly designated ‘takeaway’ area- and that customers are not seated or allowed to consume any food or beverage whilst waiting.

 

On proof of exemption, we are aware that these have not yet been issued and premises are left with no option but to accept ‘verbal’ confirmation.

 

We have a further meeting with TEO Taskforce later today to try and resolve the remaining issues and we will issue updated guidance ASAP!

 

 

LIVE ONLINE INDUSTRY UPDATE

 

HU is holding a live online industry update TOMORROW (Tuesday 14th December) at 10:00am, where you can hear up to the minute information and ask questions directly to the Hospitality Ulster team on Covid passes and more.
 

Panellists:

 

Tony O’Neill – HU Chair
Stephen Magorrian – HU Vice Chair
Colin Neill – HU CEO
 

This FREE live online webinar is open to all hospitality businesses.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW