Health officials have extended the closure order for pubs in Ireland that had hoped to reopen on 31st August.
National Public Health Emergency Team yesterday confirmed that pubs will stay shut for weeks “at least” as the government focuses on reopening schools.
Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn said the current epidemiological situation in the country did not allow for pubs that do not serve food to reopen.
The situation will be reviewed again on 13th September, when all current; restrictions will come under review.
Pubs, nightclubs and casinos were all told to remain closed for another three weeks at the beginning of August, but Dr Glynn said yesterday that now is “not the time” to consider reopening the sector, which is “one of the most high risk areas for the disease”.