The restaurant and pub sectors are eagerly awaiting Government guidelines on how indoor hospitality will operate from Monday..
The new measures will allow those who are vaccinated against Covid-19, or have recently recovered from the virus, and their children to eat and drink indoors.
President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Health Amendment Bill into law, paving the way for the resumption of indoor hospitality from Monday.
It is understood that under the guidelines drawn up by the Indoor Hospitality Guidelines Group, there will be no limit on the length of time customers can remain in a premises.
Face coverings will have to be worn by customers moving around indoors, and digital and paper vaccine certificates will be accepted on entry.
In addition, there will be no bar service, with six people allowed to eat at a table indoors.
The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has called for the immediate publication of the guidelines.
RAI Chief Executive Adrian Cummins said 180,000 workers were depending on the new guidelines to allow for the safe and secure reopening of the sector.