WATERFORD Gardaí visited pubs and clubs across Waterford City last night to remind them of the Government advice to restrict social gatherings of over 100 people. At this point, the measure, which is designed to reduce the levels of human interaction and stem the spread of Covid-19, is just a guideline and is not enforceable by law.
Speaking to the Waterford News & Star, Donal O’Brien from the Reg Bar & Restaurant described how the pandemic was affecting them and what they proposed to do in the coming weeks.
“Like everybody else we’ve had to deal with large bookings cancelling – for this weekend alone, we’ve lost two groups of 50 and there are groups of 25 that are more than likely going to cancel as well,” Donal said. “As of this moment, we are remaining open but we have taken a number of precautions. Live music has been cancelled but we will have a DJ on for people who are happy to come out. We will have hand-sanitizers on all doors and we have been working overtime to make sure that the bar and restaurant is the cleanest and most sanitised that is can possibly be. We will also be opening the club area over the weekend to allow people more space. At this point, that’s as much as we can do. Our kitchen is still open and we are very much open for business.”