A strict table service policy will be in place and counter service will be prohibited under draft guidelines for the reopening of pubs that do not serve food.
The draft Government guidelines, which were drawn up in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, have been circulated to vintners' groups this weekend.
They are broadly the same as those that have been brought in for pubs where food is being served.
These include keeping customer records for contact tracing purposes and time slots which are limited to 1 hour and 45 minutes where physical distancing of 1 metre can be maintained.
However time slots of 105 minutes are not a requirement where physical distancing of 2 metres can be "strictly maintained".
Physical distancing is required between people from different households, but not between those from the same household.
While pubs that serve food reopened earlier this summer, so-called wet pubs which do not serve food have been closed since March.
The Government has begun a consultation process with vintners as efforts continue to try to find a way to allow them to re-open.
Minister for State Thomas Byrne (pictured) has said with the proper advice and guidelines, all pubs could reopen "within the next few weeks."