Report finds pubs and restaurants could see almost 90% reduction in capacity

Typical pubs and restaurants will see an 87% reduction in capacity due to social distancing measures. 

This is one of the findings in a report by the Licensed Vintners Association and Vintners Federation of Ireland.

It also shows that when guidelines are applied, the pre-Covid-19 standing capacity of 200 people will drop to 25, while seated capacity goes from 100 to 34 people. 

Pub owners are calling for the HSE's two-metre social distancing rule to be changed to one metre.

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