Publicans guided by Chief Medical Officer instructions  

In response to demands from the Green Party to close pubs for the next two weeks, the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) says its members will follow any instructions from the Chief Medical Officer, the Expert Advisory Group and government.

It is important that decisions about how best to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus are made by experts and not unqualified spokespeople.

As of today (Wednesday 11th March) there is no change to those instructions and pubs are operating as normal while providing staff and customers with appropriate hand washing facilities.

Public health comes first and publicans will implement instructions from the Expert Advisory Group as they are published.