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Covid-19 Policy Statement:

F.X. Buckley Group is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers and customers. To ensure that, we have developed a COVID-19 Response Plan. All managers, supervisors and workers are responsible for the implementation of this plan and a combined effort will help contain the spread of the virus.

We will:

• continue to monitor our COVID-19 response and amend this plan in consultation with our workers
• provide up to date information to our workers on the Public Health advice issued by the HSE and
• display information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and correct hand-washing techniques
• provide an adequate number of trained Worker Representatives who are easily identifiable and put in place a reporting system
• inform all workers of essential hygiene and respiratory etiquette and physical distancing requirements
• adapt the workplace to facilitate physical distancing
• keep a log of contact / group work to help with contact tracing
• have all workers attend an induction / familiarisation briefing
• develop a procedure to be followed in the event of someone showing symptoms of COVID-19 while at work or in the workplace
• provide instructions for workers to follow if they develop signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during work
• intensify cleaning in line with government advice

All managers, supervisors and workers will be consulted on an ongoing basis and feedback is encouraged on any concerns, issues or suggestions. This can be done through the Worker Representatives.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and recommendations

Coronavirus are a family of viruses that cause respiratory illness including the common cold, seasonal flu, SARS and MERS. COVID-19 is a new strain.

The coronavirus is spread in sneeze or cough droplets.

1. Directly, for example coughing & sneezing directly on foods.
2. Indirectly, for example contact with an infected surface.

The symptoms:

The incubation period is 1-14 days, commonly 5 days. Signs of infection include high fever with one or more respiratory symptoms (coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties).
Severe symptoms include pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and kidney failure.

- Rigorous hygiene is the best method to avoid the spread of viruses.

- Handwashing is a priority. Ensure consistent & adequate hand washing. Food workers must wash hands including forearms often:

  • Before starting work

  • Before handling cooked or ready to eat foods

  • After handling or preparing raw food

  • After handling waste

  • After cleaning duties

  • After using the toilet

  • After blowing nose, sneezing or coughing

  • After eating, drinking or smoking

  • After handling money


- Sanitizer can be used following hand washing.

- Avoid handshaking with customers or others.

- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth & nose.

- Management must be notified of staff illnesses including symptoms of respiratory illness.

- Ensure all staff members are supervised and trained in food hygiene practices.

- Staff members must use appropriate toilet facilities assigned to staff members only.

- Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue in a bin

- Clean & disinfect objects & surfaces using sanitizer for the recommended contact time.

- Clean & disinfect menu’s frequently using sanitizer/fresh menu’s to be printed regularly.

- Ensure all staff members are aware of the correct contact time & dilution period for all chemicals.

- Staff members feeling unwell are encouraged to stay at home.

- Staff must maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness and wear clean protective clothing.

- Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.

- Any staff member who has respiratory symptoms & in the last 14 days has been in contact with a person who has COVID-19 or travelled to country/region with a spread of coronavirus must phone their GP immediately and must alert management immediately.

- Ensure staff members are aware of the coronavirus recommendations.

If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of the coronavirus or have travelled from an infected area, you should:
Notify management immediately.

Isolate yourself from other people immediately.

Phone your GP, or emergency department on 112, 99 or HSE on 1850 241850.

Travelling abroad:
- Management should be notified of travel outside of Ireland.

- Guidance indicates that people returning from affected areas should self-quarantine for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms.

In advance of returning to work, you should provide a return to work certificate.

Get in touch

F.X. BUCKLEY Steakhouse Pembroke Street

Call +353 1 676 4606 from 9.00 am until close of business.


F.X. BUCKLEY Steakhouse Crow Street, Temple Bar.

Call +353 1 671 1248 from 9.00am until close of business.


Ryan’s & F.X.BUCKLEY Steakhouse of Parkgate Street.

Call +353 1 671 9352  from 11.00am until close of business.


The Bull & Castle, Christchurch.

Call +353 1 475 1122 from 11.00am until close of business.


F.X. BUCKLEY Monkstown.

Call +353 1 284 6187 from 12.00am until close of business.


NB: Family groups are always welcome at F. X. Buckley Monkstown. However, in the interests of maintaining a serene ambience for all our patrons, we require parties which include babies and young children to have released their tables by 7.30pm.

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