Representatives from the hospitality sector will meet senior Government ministers later today over the decision to delay reopening indoor dining.
Customers were due to be allowed indoors in bars and restaurants from next Monday, but that has been pushed back a number of weeks over concerns about the delta variant of the virus.
According to latest proposals, when indoor dining does return, only fully vaccinated people or those who've recovered from Covid will have access, like in many other EU countries.
It's discriminatory and totally unfair to tell young unvaccinated people that they cannot enjoy indoor drinking or dining, once pubs and restaurants are allowed to reopen, but it's okay for them to work in such premises.
That's according to Mayo Senator Lisa Chambers, who says preventing young people from indoor hospitality is not the right approach.
She was responding to the decision by Government yesterday that, once indoor dining is allowed to reopen, only fully vaccinated people and those who have recovered from Covid-19 will be allowed into bars and restaurants.
The Fianna Fail Senator says most young people are not yet vaccinated, but the message seems to be that it's fine for unvaccinated young people to serve other customers, but not to enjoy indoor dining themselves.....