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Majority Of People Think 4 July Is Too Soon For Pub Return, Poll Finds

Jake Massey

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Majority Of People Think 4 July Is Too Soon For Pub Return, Poll Finds

Over the course of the past few months, lockdown measures have left us all missing all sorts of things.

High up on the miss list for many of us has been pubs, and as such, Boris Johnson's announcement yesterday (Tuesday) that they can reopen in England from 4 July was met with jubilation.

However, just because boozers are reopening their doors, doesn't mean the masses will be rushing to flood through them on day one.

A LADbible poll of 18,230 people found that 59 percent of people would not be heading to pubs as soon as they open because they think it's too soon.

Like all reopening businesses, the hospitality industry will have to abide by various regulations, with all customers required to observe one-metre social distancing. The government has also advised pubs to take a register of visitors to the pub, employ a table service system and play music quietly to prevent people from shouting.

Such measures have left many people fearing the experience may be more hassle than it's worth:

Some people just can't wait to get back to their local and sup that cold beer or glass of whatever.

Various big beer companies and landlords are doing their best to facilitate a smooth and enjoyable reopening of pubs.

Carlsberg has launched LoveMyLocal, a website designed to help boozers reopen as effectively as possible. It can also be used by customers to place orders and check whether local watering holes are open.

Explaining how it works, Carlsberg said: "To help local pubs open safely again, Carlsberg have created LoveMyLocal, a website that will help your local independent pub get ready for reopening and rebuilding their business in the new and challenging world of social distancing.

"You can search whether a local boozer is open, book a space and even order and pay for your first draft Carlsberg Pilsner in a while from your favourite seat. LoveMyLocal is available now."

You can find our more about LoveMyLocal here.

In the meantime, the countdown to July 4 continues...

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Pubs, Alcohol, Community

Jake Massey
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