Businesses across the country were suspended in March when lock has been applied to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
In the months since the foreclosure began, many bars and restaurants have launched take-out and delivery services, but it’s nice to see places slowly returning to normal.
Today, in the city center, people have seen their favorite places open again for the first time in months – and get their hands on a freshly poured pint.
Despite the weather, pub lovers made the trip to Mathew Street and Concert Square, making the most of the opportunity to visit a bar again.
The premises had implemented social distancing measures, such as markings on the ground and screens.
A bar, Hardy’s on Mathew Street, took customers’ temperature and contact information, as well as hand sanitizers, before entering.
The Concert Square tables were packed with people as they met friends for a drink, savoring everything from pints to cocktail pitchers.
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Pub lover Andy, visiting the Croc on Harrington Street, told ECHO : “It’s great to go out, but it’s even better to finally find friends. ”
Another, James Ryan from New Brighton, said he would enjoy his first alcoholic drink since the lockout started today, adding, “I don’t drink at home, so it’s the best thing I can do.” have tasted it for months. I’m going to have to pace myself today ”.