Confusion surrounds hospitality sector in north

A hospitality body in Northern Ireland says many in the sector won’t be reopen on Friday – even if they’re allowed.


Stormont are meeting again today about the possibility of extending Covid-19 restrictions beyond tomorrow.


For the second night in a row, Northern Ireland’s ministers couldn’t reach agreement on whether a four-week lockdown should be extended.


The restrictions will run out tomorrow night.


There are proposals to allow some of the hospitality industry to reopen – however prohibit the sale of alcohol in cafes and restaurants, in an attempt to continue to slow the spread of Covid-19.


Hospitality Ulster has said many businesses have already made the decision not to open their doors on Friday even if they are allowed.


A Donegal Councillor has call for consistency when it comes to easing Covid-19 restrictions In Northern Ireland.



Fianna Fáil councillor and hotelier Michael Naughton says the similar restrictions should continue to exist on both sides of the border in order to suppress the virus: