In launching its second report in the Reopening Ireland series which looks at the activities Irish adults are most looking forward to and when they feel it will be safe to return to them, B&A believes that the news is positive for many businesses. It has seen growth in the numbers believing it will be safe enough to return to restaurants, cafés and pubs.
The numbers of those who’d sit in a café with a friend rose by 15 percentage points from 27% in June to 42% in July.
Those who’d eat in a restaurant also grew by 21 percentage points from 27% to 28% from June to July.
And as evidenced in the last wave, younger adults are more likely to feel safe returning to a wide range of non-essential businesses whereas older adults remain cautious.