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Relaxing of rules regarding drinking outside a pub/restaurant

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daz73
daz73 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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?

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    H@daz73 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
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    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.

    @steve51
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    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.

    2024 Election won

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,165 Disability Gamechanger
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    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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