The Government will meet today to agree on plans for the reopening of indoor services in restaurants on pubs.
A Cabinet meeting has been scheduled to consider legislation to bring in a system of verifying that customers have been fully vaccinated.
It is understood that a plan to allow children to accompany vaccinated parents into restaurants and pubs as part of a “family bubble” are included in the proposals.
Vaccinated tourists will be allowed to eat and drink indoors under the plans .
The plans will see the EU Digital Covid Cert (DCC) be used as a ‘vaccine pass’ to allow those who are vaccinated or who have recovered from Covid-19 to dine indoors.
While a date has not been set for when pubs and restaurants will reopen, this will likely be decided at the Cabinet meeting.
The date for indoor services to resume in such businesses is likely to be between July 19th and July 26th.
It is expected that the European Union’s digital Covid certificate for international travel will be adapted for use in the hospitality industry here at the doors of pubs or restaurants to prove vaccination or recent recovery from the virus.
The plans will also cover customers who were vaccinated in the North, Britain or the United States once they show evidence of this.