When will we be able to go to the pub again?

When will we be able to go to the pub again?

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GT72

4,580 posts

143 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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J4CKO said:
And after people have had a pint or two it all goes out of the window anyway.
Which is why it'll likely be the last thing to be relaxed. The first night they allow pubs to open every pub in my village will be rammed, guaranteed.

crankedup

25,752 posts

207 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Blue62 said:
Hippea said:
That’s a good point, I’m one of those types who likes to keep myself well groomed, fade etc.

I’m starting to look like one of the beetles, I wouldn’t be comfortable going into work the way I’m looking.
I let Mrs Blue cut my hair the other day, now I'm hoping lockdown continues for a while longer!

I know a few people in the brewery game (my old business supplied to Coors and Allied), caught up with a couple of them last week and their view was that pubs will reopen in around 6 weeks, that's what they were gearing up for at that point. One of them is main board at Heineken now, so I don't think it was purely wishful thinking.

Just long enough for my barnet to recover.
Another member to the bad barnet club then laugh
I had to search high and low to buy the clippers, just about gave up when Mrs Cranky found some lurking in Asda supermarket. Not sure if I am lucky or not now!
Anyhow, Mrs Cranky set to work, all I could do was hope the damage would be limited and, well I can wear a hat.
Job done, holy Mother o fk, ‘do you like it’. she chirped, yes dear, wonderful redface

GT72

4,580 posts

143 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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crankedup said:
Blue62 said:
Hippea said:
That’s a good point, I’m one of those types who likes to keep myself well groomed, fade etc.

I’m starting to look like one of the beetles, I wouldn’t be comfortable going into work the way I’m looking.
I let Mrs Blue cut my hair the other day, now I'm hoping lockdown continues for a while longer!

I know a few people in the brewery game (my old business supplied to Coors and Allied), caught up with a couple of them last week and their view was that pubs will reopen in around 6 weeks, that's what they were gearing up for at that point. One of them is main board at Heineken now, so I don't think it was purely wishful thinking.

Just long enough for my barnet to recover.
Another member to the bad barnet club then laugh
I had to search high and low to buy the clippers, just about gave up when Mrs Cranky found some lurking in Asda supermarket. Not sure if I am lucky or not now!
Anyhow, Mrs Cranky set to work, all I could do was hope the damage would be limited and, well I can wear a hat.
Job done, holy Mother o fk, ‘do you like it’. she chirped, yes dear, wonderful redface
You need to be careful with the settings - I used a beard trimmer and thought I'd be safe at Grade 5. It transpires the grading system is different for beards and I actually gave myself a Number 1 all over. Much hilarity ensued when on my next video conference call for work.

sherman

8,273 posts

179 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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I work in a pub for greeneking and we are all on furlough until 24th of june just now. Even if we are allowed back on the 25th the pub wont be up and running until at lest the 28th and thats if we can get a beer delivery.
The kitchen will have to be fully restocked (3 deliveries from diffrent suppliers) and all the usual prep done which will take a couple of days for cooking etc.

Every pub and restaurant allowed back at the same time will be mayhem as every one will be wanting massive food orers and the supply chain will fail badly. It struggles at the best of times.

Blue62

6,054 posts

116 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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crankedup said:
Another member to the bad barnet club then laugh
I had to search high and low to buy the clippers, just about gave up when Mrs Cranky found some lurking in Asda supermarket. Not sure if I am lucky or not now!
Anyhow, Mrs Cranky set to work, all I could do was hope the damage would be limited and, well I can wear a hat.
Job done, holy Mother o fk, ‘do you like it’. she chirped, yes dear, wonderful redface
She used the clippers we bought for the dog, all was seemingly going ok until she overdid it on the side of my head, got a bald patch about 6 inches lon. I think she did it on purpose, always suspected her of being a bit of a feeder.

stongle

4,093 posts

126 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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At some point the economics are going to tip. If some countries are opening up bars and restaurant's; then the government will be on dicey grounds.

You could do less economic damage with curfews for anyone over the age of 60.

Bars and restaurants employ vastly more younger people, there is no way the demographics of this are NOT being looked at.

Lord Marylebone

12,698 posts

144 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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I have said this before and I will repeat it: I will never take "having a pint in a pub" for granted ever again.

That aside, I think as soon as they finish building and testing all these large temporary hospitals, the government will greatly ease the restrictions on our movements.

They will allow 80-90% normality to return, and just let the virus travel through the population who haven't yet been infected, using the temporary hospitals to cope with whatever happens.

chopper602

1,776 posts

187 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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unident said:
Why would you think that a vaccine would ever happen soon? Has one ever been developed in a couple of months?
I heard someone from one of the major drug companies (they are all collaborating on their research) on Radio 4 this morning, saying that by the end of next year they'd be able to produce many millions of doses of vaccine. So that's Q4 2021. Apparently that is really quick as it would normally take around a decade!

Ultra Sound Guy

27,992 posts

158 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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I'm thinking that August bank holiday weekend would be the earliest to safely open again! People will be very wary even then.

One of my locals had a very busy night on the day it was announced that all pubs had to shut, I avoided it as the virus was established at that point!

On the following Sunday a few people (4 or 5) turned up at the tables outside, with their own beer and sat at tables keeping a good 2-3 metres from each other. The village were in uproar! People were complaining online, a local paper drove past and filmed them and the Police were called. Upon being shown the CCTV footage the Police were happy that no rules had been broken and nobody was put at risk, but did advise against a repeat as it was going to give some of the village residents severe apoplexy!
Nice pub, on a few occasions since then I left an empty 2 litre bottle outside their side door on my way past and, miraculously, when I came back again it was full of beer! wink

unident

3,570 posts

15 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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chopper602 said:
unident said:
Why would you think that a vaccine would ever happen soon? Has one ever been developed in a couple of months?
I heard someone from one of the major drug companies (they are all collaborating on their research) on Radio 4 this morning, saying that by the end of next year they'd be able to produce many millions of doses of vaccine. So that's Q4 2021. Apparently that is really quick as it would normally take around a decade!
Hence my original question. Vaccines are way off into the future if at all. We don’t know if it’s possible as the common cold is a Coronavirus and there’s no cure for that.

Back on topic I think we’re looking at a relaxation of the lockdown at the end of June but pubs , clubs etc will be another 3 months away.

CanAm

6,850 posts

236 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Dr Jekyll said:
We might have the Swedish system for a while whereby we'll be able to go to pubs and have table service but not stand at the bar.
I have friends who live near Frankfurt, and despite talks of a lockdown in Germany, as of last Friday, their pubs were open 6.00AM to 6.00PM only, and with no drinking at the bar, just table service with 2 metres between tables.

red_slr

12,500 posts

153 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Lord Marylebone said:
I have said this before and I will repeat it: I will never take "having a pint in a pub" for granted ever again.

That aside, I think as soon as they finish building and testing all these large temporary hospitals, the government will greatly ease the restrictions on our movements.

They will allow 80-90% normality to return, and just let the virus travel through the population who haven't yet been infected, using the temporary hospitals to cope with whatever happens.
I can see them using the throttle method, probably September onwards. Allow "normal" activities but if the big hospitals they are building fill up then close everything down again.

Personally think we are only just at the start of this and this could rumble on for a year or two or longer.

Megaflow

7,452 posts

189 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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For everybody saying it will be July/mid summer at the earliest. The government only announced 12 weeks of furlough, which takes us to the 23th June as the person from Greene King said. Unless they extend that, which given that is all China had, seems unlikely, anything beyond that means most pubs and bars will be out of business very quickly.

So, having said that, why not try and put a fcensoredking positive on this scensoredt situation and look forward to pubs hopefully open in late June, instead of being so depressing and claiming pubs are going to open until September at the absolute earliest!

Don Veloci

1,600 posts

245 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Lord Marylebone said:
I have said this before and I will repeat it: I will never take "having a pint in a pub" for granted ever again.

That aside, I think as soon as they finish building and testing all these large temporary hospitals, the government will greatly ease the restrictions on our movements.

They will allow 80-90% normality to return, and just let the virus travel through the population who haven't yet been infected, using the temporary hospitals to cope with whatever happens.
I think this is the kind of logical thing I'd like to see happen, unless something happens that sways me otherwise. It might even be along the lines of what the UK government are thinking about. However, what the Scottish government may have in mind is a different matter.

Mention of hairy haircuts in this thread - At some point I'll snap and probably go full Walter White (Now if I could just source the exact right hat?)

stongle

4,093 posts

126 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Megaflow said:
For everybody saying it will be July/mid summer at the earliest. The government only announced 12 weeks of furlough, which takes us to the 23th June as the person from Greene King said. Unless they extend that, which given that is all China had, seems unlikely, anything beyond that means most pubs and bars will be out of business very quickly.

So, having said that, why not try and put a fcensoredking positive on this scensoredt situation and look forward to pubs hopefully open in late June, instead of being so depressing and claiming pubs are going to open until September at the absolute earliest!
Have a +1.

milfordkong

967 posts

196 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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stongle said:
Megaflow said:
For everybody saying it will be July/mid summer at the earliest. The government only announced 12 weeks of furlough, which takes us to the 23th June as the person from Greene King said. Unless they extend that, which given that is all China had, seems unlikely, anything beyond that means most pubs and bars will be out of business very quickly.

So, having said that, why not try and put a fcensoredking positive on this scensoredt situation and look forward to pubs hopefully open in late June, instead of being so depressing and claiming pubs are going to open until September at the absolute earliest!
Have a +1.
And another one... the constant negativity everywhere is utterly stifling ...

Megaflow

7,452 posts

189 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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milfordkong said:
stongle said:
Megaflow said:
For everybody saying it will be July/mid summer at the earliest. The government only announced 12 weeks of furlough, which takes us to the 23th June as the person from Greene King said. Unless they extend that, which given that is all China had, seems unlikely, anything beyond that means most pubs and bars will be out of business very quickly.

So, having said that, why not try and put a fcensoredking positive on this scensoredt situation and look forward to pubs hopefully open in late June, instead of being so depressing and claiming pubs are going to open until September at the absolute earliest!
Have a +1.
And another one... the constant negativity everywhere is utterly stifling ...
Thank you for taking that as intended.

Your are correct the continual negativity is doing my head in!

The work will return to normal. Man kind has always socialised and travelled and will continue to do so on the other side of this.

Jasandjules

65,979 posts

193 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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July 1.

vixen1700

15,545 posts

234 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Miss the local, looking at this picture it was March 19th. frown

Pothole

32,719 posts

246 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Hippea said:
Nezquick said:
sc0tt said:
I'm more concerned about the barbers.
Ha ha - me too. I'm wavering on whether to buy some clippers and number 2 it all over but then sods law, everything will re-open straight after I do that and I'll look like (more of) a knob!
That’s a good point, I’m one of those types who likes to keep myself well groomed, fade etc.

I’m starting to look like one of the beetles, I wouldn’t be comfortable going into work the way I’m looking.
Where you'd look like everyone else and nobody would give a toss anyway? OK.