THE NEW RULE requiring pubs and restaurants to keep details of customer food orders was designed to “crack down” on the small number of pubs in breach of Covid-19 regulations, the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said.
The statutory instrument, signed into law by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, took effect yesterday and requires pubs and restaurants to “retain and make available” all customer information – including food orders – for 28 days.
The regulations state that business owners must be prepared to share this information, if necessary, with gardaí and the HSE.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Leo Varadkar, said today he wanted to clear the record on the new measure.
“There is no requirement for restaurants or pubs that are serving food to keep an individual record of what everyone eats, that’s not the case at all,” he said, speaking to reporters outside Pfizer in Dublin.