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By Dinksy
#896213
Although I appreciate that all posters on here are strict teetotalling, God-fearing, righteous dudes, I just wondered how folk feel about returning to the pub in July. After the initial 'good news' it's apparent that such will be demand, there's going to be long queues to the bar followed by a lot of rowdiness caused by those kicking the ar*e out of it.

But most of all I'm not sure I want to give my name and contact details out just for drink out. Where does this information go? Who stores it? Do they delete it after a while? Can we be sure? Any thoughts to smooth my furrowed brow?
By Mr D Nuts
#896214
I will be going and supporting my local independents .

As for giving my details, it's not going to happen unless I'm booking a table for somewhere in which case I'll leave a contact number as I usually do. I won't be giving my address out and I won't be giving any details if I'm just going for a drink .

I like going to the pub but I've learnt that I can survive without it so if there's too many hoops to jump through just to get served I just won't bother.
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By Sam_Brown
#896215
What’s all this about contact details? I missed that yesterday.

I’ll keep away for the first few weeks as really can’t be doing with the mad rush I’m assuming most people will be doing in the 4th.
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By GreenBlue
#896218
I can't wait to have a pint at the pub with my mates but, whilst the buffoon jovially announced the reopening of pubs his scientific and medical advisers were shaking their heads. Even his direct advisers say it is a huge risk. So what has happened to the 5 stage approach? Did we suddenly hit level 1 skipping 3 and 2? What does 1 metre plus mean? Ideally 2 metres but 1 metre is okay if you want to?

Too early for me. Beers at home in the garden and watching football on TV in my front room. #BewareTheSecondWave
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By Weybridge
#896219
GreenBlue wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:01 am
I can't wait to have a pint at the pub with my mates but, whilst the buffoon jovially announced the reopening of pubs his scientific and medical advisers were shaking their heads. Even his direct advisers say it is a huge risk. So what has happened to the 5 stage approach? Did we suddenly hit level 1 skipping 3 and 2? What does 1 metre plus mean? Ideally 2 metres but 1 metre is okay if you want to?

Too early for me. Beers at home in the garden and watching football on TV in my front room. #BewareTheSecondWave
Yep, the announcements of a 20% hit to the economy and the reopening of businesses are just a little too close together for my liking. But I accept life (including a commercial one) needs to continue on some level. The NHS are better positioned to cope now, with better experience and resources. March's shock and awe in the medical community has subsided enough to take some steps forward again.

As long as the most vulnerable are still protected, then I don't disagree with easing restrictions. I won't be rushing to the pub or cinema the microsecond they open, and I'll be content to lock down again if needed. As for contact details, I don't mind. They've already got my driving licence details, passport, bank details and ISP history. If they want to reach me, they're not going to have to look too far.
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By GreenBlue
#896222
Weybridge wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:29 am
They've already got my driving licence details, passport, bank details and ISP history.
...but do they yet have your IPA or HSB history? :beer
By Dinksy
#896224
My gut feeling is to stay away from pubs for at least another month. To be honest, I haven't missed them as much as I thought. As for some anonymous person/department knowing about my social movements, that's a step too far for me.

Opening up has risks but the alternative is sending our economy into a decade-long recession. The consequences of that may outweigh these risks. Meanwhile I see scientists/ 'experts' and politicians are all carefully covering their backs in case it all goes pear-shaped.
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By rumourmonger
#896225
Asking people to register to go into a pub is ludicrous. Every pub is going to be filled with people called Phil McGlass , Terry Bilthirst , Duncan Disorderly etc . As well as the usual collection of Micky Mouses . Donald Ducks and so on. It's a system just asking to be abused.
By Dinksy
#896232
rumourmonger wrote:Asking people to register to go into a pub is ludicrous. Every pub is going to be filled with people called Phil McGlass , Terry Bilthirst , Duncan Disorderly etc . As well as the usual collection of Micky Mouses . Donald Ducks and so on. It's a system just asking to be abused.
No doubt it will be via a new smart phone app.

BTW, I like Phil McGlass. Got any more like that anyone? Al, last name Coholic.
Bart used a lot to wind up Moe in The Simpsons.
BART: I'm calling for Mike, last name Crotch.
MOE: Okay everyone put your glasses down, I'm looking for Mike Crotch. Has anyone seen Mike Crotch?
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By New Forester
#896238
I’m more interested in the opening of coffee shops. Not sure how that will work but will be at our Caffè Nero on 4 July to find out.
By Mr D Nuts
#896240
New Forester wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:47 pm
I’m more interested in the opening of coffee shops. Not sure how that will work but will be at our Caffè Nero on 4 July to find out.
I like a coffee too. So hopefully it's not to much of an anti social atmosphere .

I have had a quick scan through the government guidelines for reopening one thing I found interesting was the following :

" It is important to know that the evidence of the benefit of using a
face covering to protect others is weak and the effect is likely to
be small, therefore face coverings are not a replacement for the
other ways of managing risk".

In that case why are masks mandatory on public transport? and I keep seeing the government advising to wear them in shops .
By No Shot Sherlock
#896243
Mr D Nuts wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:08 pm

I have had a quick scan through the government guidelines for reopening one thing I found interesting was the following :

" It is important to know that the evidence of the benefit of using a
face covering to protect others is weak and the effect is likely to
be small, therefore face coverings are not a replacement for the
other ways of managing risk".

In that case why are masks mandatory on public transport? and I keep seeing the government advising to wear them in shops .
Every little helps I guess.
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By GreenBlue
#896244
Mr D Nuts wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:08 pm
In that case why are masks mandatory on public transport? and I keep seeing the government advising to wear them in shops .
Have you not seen the number of bus drivers that have died of this virus?
By Mr D Nuts
#896245
GreenBlue wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Mr D Nuts wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:08 pm
In that case why are masks mandatory on public transport? and I keep seeing the government advising to wear them in shops .
Have you not seen the number of bus drivers that have died of this virus?
Have you not read the first part of of my post ?
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By GreenBlue
#896249
Mr D Nuts wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:30 pm
GreenBlue wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Mr D Nuts wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:08 pm
In that case why are masks mandatory on public transport? and I keep seeing the government advising to wear them in shops .
Have you not seen the number of bus drivers that have died of this virus?
Have you not read the first part of of my post ?
Yes I tead your post. Even if the face covering only has a small effect, that has surely got to be better than nothing? If I were a bus driver I would appteciate every single effort passengers made to protect me.

Masks on public transport is absolutely correct whilst there is even a glimmer of a chance of infecting a driver.
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