Pubs might have a drink limit when they reopen after lockdown


Eyal Winter, a government-advising economist, has said that when pubs and bars reopen there could be a limit on the number of drinks per person. But how many?/ngo alcohol-free
, it’s likely that your local still plays a part in your social life. But, according to one economist, Eyal Winter, who has been advising the government, when pubs, bars and restaurants reopen there may be certain rules in place – such as a limit on the number of drinks you’re allowed to have. So no all nighters just yet then.
Speaking to
The Guardian
, Winter said, “People are starving for pubs. They are an important part of British culture.” He also remarked that the Cabinet Office are concerned it could be, well, absolute carnage if lockdown rules were relaxed too quickly, hence the need to look at slower measures (e.g. opening pubs up again but only allowing a certain number of pints per person).
how many G&Ts are we talking here? According to Winter, one possible solution could be for each customer to be allowed”two or three pints,” before politely being asked to leave.
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“One of the most important things is to have a programme, to say, ‘in two weeks we will do such and such’,” Winter added. “You need to make the rules crystal clear, and to explain to the public the rationale behind each one of them.”
It would be up to pub owners and shop keepers to enforce these new rules and monitor customers, he also said. It’s an interesting idea – but would it just mean that everyone will start doing bar crawls and hopping to the pub next door once they’ve hit their drink limit in one venue?
Winter theorised that cinemas and theatres may open their doors once more too, but only sell half the amount of tickets (at a higher cost), to allow gaps between seats.
Watch this space…