Covid-19: Ministers scramble to secure July 19 reopening
Concerns remain over treatment of tourists and children in new indoor dining proposals, while airlines Aer Lingus and Ryanair criticise the state’s rollout of the EU digital travel certificate
The government is scrambling to finalise plans to reopen indoor hospitality as early as July 19, as businesses demand clarity on a range of outstanding issues regarding the use of the proposed vaccine pass system.
Ministers are to hold an incorporeal cabinet meeting tomorrow specifically to agree plans that would allow fully vaccinated people, and those who have recently recovered from Covid-19, access to indoor dining in pubs and restaurants later this month.
The proposals will...
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