Publicans will be obliged to check indoor dining passes at the door of their premises, rather than at the bar counters.
Representatives of the pub trade made the case to check the certificates at the bar rather than the door during a series of meetings with Government officials.
However, it has been decided that pubs, restaurants and cafes will have to check the passes at their doors to see if customers have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 in the last six months.
Pub and restaurnt operators are expecting an app to be introduced to allow them to check the validity of EU Digital Covid Certificates which can be used for indoor dining.Hospitality groups have yet to receive clarity about how the app will work but it is thought it will be based on a model used in Luxembourg.
It is also expected that customers will have to show personal ID along with their Covid-19 certificate to prove it is their own document.
The Government’s working group on indoor dining is meeting with industry representatives today for the latest round of talks on easing restrictions.
Despite the rising number of cases linked to the Delta variant, plans to allow indoor dining to resume next Monday are still being advanced.
The legislation underpinning the new system was voted through the Dáil and the Seanad last week and is now with President Michael D Higgins.