01 July 2020
BAR/RESTAURANT RE-OPENING ARRANGEMENTS
The NI Executive has given permission for bars that serve food to re-open with effect from 3 July 2020. The provision of food is to be via table service with alcohol served only when accompanying food. A significant number of members can be accommodated in the lounge with an overflow available in the dining room.
Under the new rules alcohol can be served without food where there is a licensed outdoor area. Again this must be via table service. Our balcony area would appear to fulfil this stipulation but would only accommodate a limited number at the new 1m+ social distancing rule. The maximum number will be displayed and members must not enter this area if the maximum number of people is already there.
It is important to note that our premises are liable to be inspected by the PSNI at any time, therefore strict observance of the rules must be followed to protect our license. Staff will be responsible for monitoring compliance with the rules and have been instructed to close the outside balcony or lounge immediately if any breaches occur. They have also been instructed to report the incident to the Club Council. Non-compliance by either staff or members may result in disciplinary action; therefore, members are requested to have respect for their own safety and that of other members and staff.
Please be patient and follow the rules until further easement is granted.