Restaurants and the general public have expressed dissatisfaction with the new guidelines, which require keeping a record of substantial food ordered for 28 days.
Filite has updated industry guidelines to prevent the spread of Kovid-19 in restaurants, cafes and licensed venues serving food from Ireland, requiring businesses to document the order of each customer and the date and time of their arrival.
No more than six people from three separate houses should be allowed at one table, while a party should record a person’s name and contact details and all details.
The new requirement of the Winter’s Federation of Ireland (VFI) is “bureaucracy madness”, which will place a huge burden on businesses that are already struggling.
VFI Chief Executive Padreig Cribben said: “This is crazy. The idea that a pub should record every meal ordered by each customer and keep it for 28 days is crazy for the bureaucracy. Not only is it very impractical to implement for our members, but why does the government think that this law will help in the fight against Kovid? This is crazy. “
How did we get to the point where users had to record everything they ate in the new AilFailte_Ireland Guidelines:
On August 18, the government announced new measures for restaurants
Please see what was announced
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Restaurant Association of Ireland CEO Adrian Cummins said the association had not been notified of guidelines for maintaining a record of customer orders: “It slipped away without any consultation with the Restaurants Association of Ireland.
“This will place an additional regulatory burden on our members, and will be effectively nullified within four weeks, given that efforts to open wet pubs began in October.”
The new guidelines come as the Guardian discusses new powers in D to close pubs and restaurants that do not comply with public health regulations.