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Relaxing of rules regarding drinking outside a pub/restaurant

daz73daz73 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 22 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 Community champion Posts: 1,485 Pioneering
    [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 Community champion Posts: 6,591 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 Member Posts: 932 Pioneering
    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.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,571 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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