Keep hospitality sector open

At the moment everyone I know has low morale. Everyone is feeling the worst they have in a while, if not ever. We need some form of freedom back in our lives. We should have some form of choice over how we live our lives.

I agree that we have to protect the vulnerable, but by not giving people a choice, many of the vulnerable are being forced to remain locked away for the remainder of their lives which is incredibly sad for them and their families.

I hope that the hospitality sector can remain open, to allow people to meet up with a friend or family member from another household for a quick catch up over dinner or a drink. Maybe there should be time slots for pubs to be open - say 2 hours. This would allow pubs to remain open and to mitigate the risk of spread further. I have personally witnessed how the rules could slide after people have had a few drinks and start to mingle with other groups.

I do not believe hotels or other accommodation should shut either. They have all shown to take their COVID responsibilities very seriously, and for majority of the country, a get away is exactly what we need to get some breathing space.

Why the contribution is important

We need some form of control back in our lives to allow us to gain some happiness in our lives again.

by weeheather on October 06, 2020 at 04:42PM

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  • Posted by Caitcrafter October 08, 2020 at 20:08

    I understand that we all have to make sacrifices, however I don't think a total ban on drinking
    alcohol indoors at restaurants hotels or pubs is realistic. I don't think it would be unreasonable to allow a maximum of two alcoholic drinks WITH a meal. ( I don't drink alcohol, but I know people like a drink with their meal). Also regarding residents in hotels, there is no 6pm cut off, but serving alcohol is banned. This is really stupid as people will just buy alcohol and drink it in their room, or if allowed, use the mini bar. What are you going to do? Instruct the hotel to search your bags for alcohol? I hope not as this would really be the slippery slope to a police state!!
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