New guidelines published for nightclubs

New guidelines for nightclubs have been published. The release of the new guidelines follows yesterday’s announcement that operators of nightclubs and live venues had been told that new rules requiring indi …

New guidelines for nightclubs have been published.

The release of the new guidelines follows yesterday’s announcement that operators of nightclubs and live venues have been told that new rules require people wishing to access these venues to purchase a ticket at least an hour before their trip. arrival would take effect from yesterday. (Thursday, October 28), as well as news earlier this week regarding the new ticket purchase rule and the fact that industry representatives had requested a two-week grace period before applying the new rules , which would allow them to get their electronic ticketing system and other logistical requirements in place.

As reported by rte.ie, under the new published guidelines, in addition to the ticket requirement to facilitate contact tracing, consumers must maintain a social distance of one meter in a bar queue at a nightclub and during live events in accordance with new industry guidelines, and an employee must monitor the queue.

Tickets that must be purchased at least an hour in advance should contain names and phone numbers, and customers should be advised that their contact details will be kept for 28 days under the new rules.

The requirement for a ticket, which would have to be purchased electronically, would be determined by having the dance take place at a venue rather than by live music as would have been previously envisioned.

Resale or exchange of tickets would not be permitted, but tickets could be canceled and subsequently reassigned by site managers.

There would be no restriction on the capacity of fully seated nightclubs or live events, but standing venues would be limited to 1,500 people.

The washrooms are expected to have a one-way system, and COVID-19 passes and IDs will also be required for entry.

Customers would not have to wear face masks when dancing, drinking, or eating, but face masks should be worn when entering and leaving venues and in shared spaces such as restrooms and bars when visiting. purchase of beverages, and all workers should wear face masks.

The rules would also state that no crowdsurfing is allowed during concerts.

In addition, nightclubs and venues that violate the new ticketing laws would be fined up to € 2,500 under the new regulations, which have now come into force.

Taoiseach statements

Taoiseach Micheál Martin reportedly said that no one has been treated like dirt regarding the reopening of the nightclub sector, and that the government has supported the industry, and that some representative groups, such as the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA), must moderate their language.

The Taoiseach reportedly said that protecting public health is important and that there needs to be a balance with comments from some representative groups in the nightlife industry, and that the industry will always lobby, but that doesn’t. cannot dictate what the government does, and reportedly added that it will always try to strike the right balance, but lobbyists will always look for “that little bit more”.

The Taoiseach reportedly dismissed suggestions that the industry had been treated unfairly, saying COVID-19 is to blame for the restrictions that were in place for the industry.

The Taoiseach reportedly reiterated calls from the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) to make people aware of their own actions and respect public health advice, and reportedly said: “I do not accept some of the exaggerated comments, which were made with respect to what was in reality the reopening of a sector which has always proved difficult. “

Sinn Féin TD Statements

Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly meanwhile reportedly said the issue should have been better dealt with by the government and that the people who run and work in the nightclub industry deserve to be treated with a little more care. respect.

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