Gardaí Say 20 Pubs May Have Breached Operation Navigation Guidelines

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Twenty pubs were found to be in potential breach of public health rules last week.

Operation Navigation is ongoing, where members of the force conduct spot checks to see if Covid-19 guidelines are being followed.

The majority of cases involve customers consuming alcohol without also buying food.

Since officers began the checks on July 3rd they’ve found 59 businesses possibly breaking the rules.

The vast majority of licensed premises continue to operate in compliance with regulations and licensing laws.

Speaking at Garda Headquarters Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said,

“An Garda Síochána continue to carry out intensive visits of licensed premises which have opened for business in accordance with Covid-19 Public Health Regulations. An Garda Síochána continues to see high level of compliance. This is welcome.

An Garda Síochána will continue to enforce the Public Health Guidelines, which have now been extended until the 10th
August 2020.

The COVID-19 Pandemic remains a real and present public health crisis and An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to all citizens, businesses and organisations to comply with Public Health Guidelines and Regulations in order to continue to save lives.”