One of Ireland's largest cinema chains has introduced a range of new measures to help tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.
Omniplex Cinemas have announced that "in-cinema seat separation" will now take place at screenings.
The chain said it made the decision after it carried a risk assessment and analysis of the global cinema market.
In-cinema seat separation means that every second seat in the cinema will be unoccupied for all screenings.
The cinema has also announced it will be implemeting self-scanning for ticekts, increased cleaning regimes and introducing more hand sanitising stations in all foyers.
Customer Update— Omniplex Cinemas (@omniplexcinema) March 10, 2020
After a risk assessment & analysis of the global cinema market, we will be implementing some new measures including ‘In-Cinema Seat Separation’ (every second seat will be unoccupied),Self-Scanning of Tickets,Increased Cleaning Regimes & Hand Sanitising Stations! pic.twitter.com/RIALdn16bp
The company is also encouraging people to use online bookings and contactlesss payments where possible.
Cinema-goers who have questions or concers are advised to contact their local Omniplex.