Coppers changes opening times in line with new midnight curfew 2 months ago

Coppers changes opening times in line with new midnight curfew

Fancy a boogie straight after work?

Copper Face Jacks have pushed back their opening hours going forward to stay in line with Government guidelines.

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The legendary Dublin nightclub will now be open from 6pm until 12am every night, with Monday to Wednesday being over 21s.

In an announcement on the club's Instagram, the nightclub reassured patrons that they could expect the same from the venue as always.

"In light of the government's latest announcement, we are closing our doors at midnight from tomorrow onwards," they wrote.

"Don't worry though, we'll be opening at 6pm every night of the week.

"We want to keep bringing you the Coppers nights you love, so get down early and get free entry before 8pm."

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Nightclubs across the city have been taking measures to continue business while curbing the spread of Covid. Popular South William Street venue Pygmalion is offering free antigen tests for all ticket holders before they enter the club and a negative test is required for entry.

As part of new restrictions announced on Tuesday, all on-licensed premises must close at midnight.

The Vintners' Federation of Ireland (VFI) and the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) have both blasted the Government's decision to take this action.

"The decision to introduce a new closing time of midnight from this Thursday will effectively close many late night pubs and nightclubs," said VFI Chief Executive Padraig Cribben.

"It will also seriously restrict other outlets at the most critical time of the year. Given the deteriorating health situation it’s no surprise Government is forced to take action but it is disappointing that the hospitality sector is at forefront of those actions", he concluded.

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"Effectively, this latest announcement means that the current Government strategy isn't working," said Donall O'Keeffe, Chief Executive of the LVA.

The restrictions will be implemented nationwide from midnight on Thursday.