The Irish Bookmakers Association, which represents the majority of betting shops in Ireland, has confirmed that in line with Government advices, their members will now begin to re-open from Monday, June 8th

After an Industry meeting on June 5th, it was agreed that in line with the latest advices from NPHET and Government, betting shops would open in the same phase as all other retail outlets.  The safety of customers and colleagues remains of paramount importance and shops are expected to open up gradually over the coming fortnight as the necessary safeguards are put in place.

Sharon Byrne said “All members will ensure that their staff members will have completed their specific Covid-19 training in advance of opening. They will also ensure their shops are laid out and stocked with all the necessary safeguards and signage.  We will continue to monitor and adhere to the latest Government advices and look forward to Ireland re-opening for business in a safe and controlled way”.