Monday September 21, 2020

Personal responsibility must take precedence if pubs are to reopen

If we are to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, we must not push too fast to reopen or behave as if the threat is gone

12th July, 2020

A virulent pandemic has a pretty ruthless way of boiling down the essentials in life: hospitals and supermarkets had to stay open because people needed food and medical treatment, but barbers, nail salons, bookshops and ice cream parlours – to name just a few – were deemed non-essential during the early peak of the crisis.

And among that number of non-essential businesses, pubs were included. The risk of transmitting the coronavirus in such a cramped...

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