Reopening Restaurants, an Architect’s Perspective
John Mitchell of DMOD Architects offers an Architect’s Perspective on Reopening Restaurants in Ireland.
It was the medics who caught our attention when Covid-19 first hit the headlines. They, along with scientists and statisticians, set out the path they believed Ireland should take. The government, and indeed the people, accepted what they were told and behaved accordingly.
The three essential elements of our response – cough etiquette, handwashing and social distancing – became routine very quickly.
But it is the last of these – social distancing – which has become a matter of intense debate as businesses, particularly in the hospitality industry, struggle to reopen.