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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Hippea

Original Poster:

513 posts

33 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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All the talk about lifting restrictions and a phased return but let’s talk about the important stuff....

What are your predictions to when we will be able to go to the pub on a busy Friday night again without any restrictions?

I’m going to go with mid September for pubs open as normal

Jag_NE

2,493 posts

64 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Much earlier imo. June 1st at the latest.

konark

666 posts

83 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Jag_NE said:
Much earlier imo. June 1st at the latest.
That's a Monday.

RDM

1,777 posts

171 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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konark said:
That's a Monday.
Which is my day off, it’s perfect. Everyone has to go back to work and I can go to the pub.

Slainte

Thesprucegoose

27,750 posts

159 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Jag_NE said:
Much earlier imo. June 1st at the latest.
Italy are talking 5 months lockdown on pubs, resturants etc.

Bright Halo

1,411 posts

199 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Unfortunately I think public meeting places such as Restaurants, pubs, cinemas etc will not be open as normal for some time.

Carrot

7,294 posts

166 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Bright Halo said:
Unfortunately I think public meeting places such as Restaurants, pubs, cinemas etc will not be open as normal for some time.
Then the Government will need to seriously think about extending the furlough scheme as they will go bust just like anything else if it goes on too long.

glenrobbo

24,922 posts

114 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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You can go to the pub anytime you want to.*
It's just that you're not allowed in... frown



weeping


* It's classed as exercise.

red_slr

12,500 posts

153 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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I think next year for pubs as a worst case.

I expect a big chunk will never reopen.

Best case will be September imho as that’s when they are talking about schools reopening

Charlie1986

1,711 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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red_slr said:
I think next year for pubs as a worst case.

I expect a big chunk will never reopen.

Best case will be September imho as that’s when they are talking about schools reopening
This for sure my local were struggling had a 30% drop in sales family members leaving the business due to money concerns and then going from 5 staff to just 2 ( 3 zero hours and couldnt give them anything) . It was a ghost town on a Friday / Saturday from 8pm.

Yet the other local pub is aimed at the less delightful audience and was packed most nights but you can have nose powder to have with your pint and your shoes stick to the carpet when leaving the place!

Dr Jekyll

21,241 posts

225 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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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.

alorotom

9,097 posts

151 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Late June I reckon.

interstellar

1,637 posts

110 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.
Totally agree. Bar area closed but table service for drinks and reduced tables also to keep us apart.

I think this will be September though

Crumpet

2,333 posts

144 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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I’d guess most pubs are only viable because they survive on a busy Friday or Saturday night when drinkers are packed shoulder to shoulder. If social distancing was maintained, even if reduced to 1m, I can’t see them getting enough punters inside at once to make it profitable.

That being said, my guess is that they’ll keep the vulnerable isolated and protected and let everyone else get on with life. So I’m going to go with July for young folks and next March for everyone else.

interstellar

1,637 posts

110 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Next March god I hope not

PositronicRay

21,239 posts

147 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 like this idea.

V8covin

3,683 posts

157 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.
What about using the toilets....1 in 1 out ?

It doesn't sound like it would work in practice

PositronicRay

21,239 posts

147 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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V8covin said:
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.
What about using the toilets....1 in 1 out ?

It doesn't sound like it would work in practice
Oh well you can't have everything.

Perhaps the joy will be lost pubs for a while. Sitting around glumly, in masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and dettol spray at the ready.

How do you chug-a-lug a pint, and scoff your cheese and pickles, let alone chat up the barmaid.

sc0tt

17,280 posts

165 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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I'm more concerned about the barbers.

Jasey_

3,239 posts

142 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Next year.

Nothing getting back to normal until testing is common place.

And that is going to take at least half a year.

Even if you're allowed does anyone think it's going to be anything like before.

Seriously doubt it.