We've all heard of 'bring your own bottle' but it seems some people are now packing their own cutlery for barbecues.
From today, we can meet up to six people from outside our household both indoors and outdoors for social gatherings as we enter phase two of the lifting of restrictions.
We are ready and willing to get socialising again after cabin fever has set in for many - but it's going to look somewhat different to what we were used to before the pandemic struck.
The clinking of glasses and sharing food on platters at dinner parties may be a distant memory as we get ready to be greeted by our hosts with hand sanitiser at the ready.
There is already anecdotal evidence people are packing their own cutlery to bring with them, but is it over the top? Biochemistry expert Prof Luke O'Neill points out: "It's all about risk, that is the key thing to remember, so what's the risk of these things? If you are outdoors and there is certainly a metre gap between you with a reasonable amount of a breeze, that is low risk.
"The trick is not to spend too much time together. The longer you spend near someone, the greater the risk. So if you are going to have a barbecue, you wouldn't want to be together for too many hours."
However, he added: "To pick something up off a knife or a fork, that is a very low risk.
"Remember, the main places you pick it [the virus] up are crowded places, closed in, with prolonged contact. They are the three big risk factors. The less time you spend with people, the less the crowds are and if it is outdoors, that's really good. All that is fine.
"Social distancing is the most important thing. The chance of picking up something off a surface or a foodstuff is low."
Other countries that have already exited lockdown or are about to, have seen dining etiquette changed by the pandemic. But it remains to be seen how Irish culinary habits will change.
Here are some of the ways our more socially distanced barbecues may change.
1. One-way system around the barbecue
A 'route of travel' is being proposed in many work places and it could work in a domestic setting too to prevent people walking into each other.
2. No rowing in to help the cook
It's not a free for-all - just one person handling the tongs is best. The less you are touching stuff the better.
If one person is doing the barbecue and they are handling the tongs, then it makes sense for them just to do it. But catching the virus off a set of tongs would be considered low risk.
Clearly, if someone is symptomatic, they should not be out at all. Precautions are prudent though always for cases where a person is asymptomatic.
3. No crowding around the barbecue
Remember the old days when everyone stood around the hot grill chatting and having a drink? Food should ideally be put out on plates to allow social distancing to be practised without people crowding on top of each other around the grill.
4. No dishes or condiments left in bowls on the table
The days of a huge bowl of salad or coleslaw with the tongs being handled by guests could become a thing of the past, as we fret more about hygiene.
4. Spacing at the table for guests
No sitting on top of each other at the patio table. Spaced out dining is key.
5. Clear marking out of glasses
Different colour glasses for guests, or ribbons tied to glasses to make sure they are not mixed up has been suggested by party hosts.
Hosts should consider keeping disposable towels in the bathroom.