More premises back to business as further Covid restrictions lifted
Alba restaurant and wine bar in Enniscorthy will be opening up its doors again to the public this coming Friday.
Speaking about the reopening process, owner Angelo Bonfirraro said the restrictions and regulations imposed from the lockdown means there is a reduction of around 20 per cent of tables in the restaurant.
'We are opening on Friday because that is when we have the first booking in for and that in itself is a little worrying because normally you would have bookings during the week,' he said.
Angelo thinks customers might be a little apprehensive at first about going back out in public but is of the view that everyone is entering uncharted waters.
There will be all of the required sanitising stations in place and the tables will be set at an appropriate distance apart.
'We have a reduction or around 20 per cent in tables,' said Angelo.
The restaurant has been operating a take-away service for the last few weeks and Angelo said that business was doing relatively well.
With regard to impending reopening he said: 'I think people might be hesitant at first and I think people might be more inclined to stay at home but we will have to see how it goes.'
However, while he is hopeful that over the summer people will become more relaxed and inclined to go out Angelo is a little concerned about what will happen from September on when schools are back.
'In September, when the schools are back, I would be a little worried about how business would go then,' he said.