Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

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Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools.

Pubs
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35%
Schools
19
35%
neither
15
27%
dont know
2
4%
 
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Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby mercalia » 23 May 2020, 11:07am

Pubs or Schools?

According to a poll, people voted pubs

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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby Reddington » 23 May 2020, 12:32pm

Pubs get my vote.
We’ve lost too many over the years and I’m sure many won’t reopen after this.

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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby Oldjohnw » 23 May 2020, 1:15pm

I guess pubs.

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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby pwa » 23 May 2020, 2:02pm

Neither can fully re-open. Pubs and schools will both have capacity at 50% or less when they start up again. Half our kids will not be in school even when the return happens, which begs the question of how their parents will return to work. It is a logistical nightmare.

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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby Mick F » 23 May 2020, 2:39pm

Pubs.
We need businesses to open asap, not just pubs.
Schools can wait until after the summer, but businesses asap as people will be losing livelihoods.

There is no reason not to have pubs open providing social distancing rules are obeyed. If you can open a huge hypermarket, you can open a pub ......... especially if it has a garden.
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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby Reddington » 23 May 2020, 2:54pm

pwa wrote:Neither can fully re-open. Pubs and schools will both have capacity at 50% or less when they start up again. Half our kids will not be in school even when the return happens, which begs the question of how their parents will return to work. It is a logistical nightmare.

“Social distancing” in pubs won’t work.Good luck on trying to enforce it or 21:00 on a weekend.
Fully open or not at all.
I predict “social distancing” will just be another Political and economic casualty.
We as a nation are already getting fed up and/or ignoring it.Get ready for all the headlines on BH Monday.

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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby al_yrpal » 23 May 2020, 2:58pm

Our local, the Pony and Trap has been done up, so has the White Hart which looked really run down. Looking forward to some pubbing!

As for schools, keep em closed for the time being.

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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby Mick F » 23 May 2020, 3:55pm

Reddington wrote:“Social distancing” in pubs won’t work.Good luck on trying to enforce it or 21:00 on a weekend.
Fully open or not at all.
I don't know where you live or what the pubs are like where you are, but the ones I know could easily employ social distancing rules in the gardens and inside too.

There's no reason why pubs need to be fully open.

Go back to the old days before 24/7 pubs existed. Far better like that IMO.

Open at lunchtime 12 to 3, close, and open again at 6. Maybe Sunday hours all week ie close at 10pm ...................... rather than 10.30 weekdays and 11pm on Saturday like it used to be.
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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby merseymouth » 23 May 2020, 4:16pm

I say Schools!
If it is pubs the old sots will overwhelm the NHS with excessive liver disease :roll: :roll: :roll: .
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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby philvantwo » 23 May 2020, 4:47pm

Can't see how wetherspoons are going to manage the toilets as most of theirs are either upstairs or downstairs!
Frightening how much money some people waste on beer, each to their own I guess.

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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 May 2020, 4:58pm

Libraries and second-hand bookshops!
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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby Mick F » 23 May 2020, 5:00pm

Some pubs, not all I agree, are the hub of the community. They are a meeting place, somewhere to chew over the subjects of the day, do a communal newspaper crossword, raise money for charities, music nights, darts competitions, eat out, have a laugh and a joke, host birthday parties, celebrations and wakes ..............................

The list is endless.
It's not all about booze and over-indulgence.

Not all pubs are the same, and not all pubs are the hub of the community, but many many many are. If you've never been into a pub like that, you should.
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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby Jamesh » 23 May 2020, 5:57pm

Maybe pubs could be rationed so odd numbers on Fridays even numbers on Saturdays?

Or bubbles of locals to different rooms if the pub?

Just a thought!!

Cheers James

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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby sjs » 23 May 2020, 6:14pm

Jamesh wrote:Maybe pubs could be rationed so odd numbers on Fridays even numbers on Saturdays?

Of pints?

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Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Postby Paulatic » 23 May 2020, 6:33pm

Jamesh wrote:Maybe pubs could be rationed so odd numbers on Fridays even numbers on Saturdays?

Or bubbles of locals to different rooms if the pub?

Just a thought!!

Cheers James

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