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Relaxing of rules regarding drinking outside a pub/restaurant

daz73daz73 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2020 in Disabled people
Hi, the government is soon to announce the relaxing of rules regarding drinking outside a pub/restaurant so people can drink in the street. Do people think this is a good idea? I've lived next to and near pubs & I've often found that a bunch of lads or ladies out on a stag night or hen do very reluctant to move out of the way so a wheelchair can get passed. What does Scope think?


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,364 Disability Gamechanger
    [email protected] Welcome to the community great to have you here and a valid point you bring up. I don't know if the government will allow drinking outside a pub unless it is in a designated outside area, rather than just standing in the street outside.

    Will be interesting to see what happens
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @daz73

    Welcome it’s great to meet you this evening.

    Yes I believe things are going to be changed slightly next week.

    But I don’t think things will be changed to much as there are still to many people losing their lives.

    We still have a very long way to go to be honest.

  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,829 Disability Gamechanger
    hi @daz73 you ok mate? I take your point about beer gardens, but we have to start taking giant leaps into getting the economy moving.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,124 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @daz73 - Welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. Whilst I can't comment on what the Scope team think, I do appreciate your concerns. I live very close to a market town that is a tourist attraction; unfortunately rather a lot of people are visiting, & don't seem to be taking into account 'social distancing,' which I feel is still important. I agree with Steve; we're not out of the woods yet. Altogether it's a very difficult situation.....businesses need to open if they're to survive, but at what cost to human lives?
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