A request by the nightclub and live events sector for a two-week grace period to introduce a digital ticketing system has been rejected by Government.
Representatives from the industry had another meeting this afternoon ahead of the implementation of these guidelines which were published hours ahead of the sector reopening on Friday.
🆕 Nightclubs and late bars won't be given a two-week grace period to bring in an e-ticket system.
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) October 27, 2021
At a meeting this afternoon they were told by Department officials the new regulations will be published tonight, and signed tomorrow.
They will require ticketing for entry, booking at least an hour before arrival and no congregation outside venues.
Industry sources say they believe it will be difficult to implement but are resigned to making the changes.
Government has held another meeting with the nightclub sector. Their request for a two week stay on the introduction of ticketing for entry has been denied and the regulations will be signed tomorrow. The one hour notice period also remains
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) October 27, 2021