PUBS are set to be given the green light to open from September 21.
It is believed that the Cabinet has agreed that pubs that do not serve food will be able to reopen again from that date.
Pubs have been closed since March but, after six months, they will now be able to open again, with struct guidelines in place.
Pubs that serve food were allowed open their doors again in late June, but with strict measures in place.
Now, the rest of the pubs will get to reopen with similar guidelines in place.
Draft guidelines, drawn up with Fáilte Ireland, were circulated among vintners at the weekend.
They are along true same lines as those that have been brought in for pubs where food is being served.
Time slots of one hour and 45 minutes will be in place where physical distancing of one metre can be maintained.
That time limit would be abolished where a distance of two metres between customers from different households can be maintained.
Customers will have to order drinks from their table only and will have to be off the premises by 11.30pm.
Bar counters cannot be used for searing or service while nightclubs and late bars are expected to remain shut for some time yet.Tags: