Keep the pubs closed or reduce their capacity numbers.

Keeping the pubs closed will not only reduce Scotland's unhealthy relationship with alcohol but will help with social distancing. (I do not mean forever, I would love a wine in a beer garden with my friends) folks after a few pints/glasses forget about social distancing.


More than half the pubs capacity. Allow only a set number of people in for the size of venue and have a maximum drinks allowance for customers.

Why the contribution is important

We need to be of sound mind when we are allowed back to civilization, being drunk (alot of us will be) as soon as lock down is lifted is only going to cause problems. We forgot, we hug our mates and we pass a potentially deadly virus onto them and others.

by Margot_may_dee on May 09, 2020 at 05:18PM

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  • Posted by petermuir79 May 09, 2020 at 17:45

    Your lovely wine in a beer garden will never happen again.
    Pubs were already walking a tightrope and many will not reopen as it is.

    By not facing facts and accepting that we will all catch this virus at some point, and unfortunately some people will die (happened before the virus and will happen after).

    We need to reopen as many businesses as possible, as quickly as possible to recover this mess our government has got us in.

    We cannot have a lock down for another 6 weeks.....or maybe it will be 6 months
    ....or even 6 years as the virus is not going away.
  • Posted by aileenr May 09, 2020 at 22:07

    I think pubs should be opened in a controlled manner otherwise we will be back to situation where folk will just have house parties where there is no social distancing of any kind
  • Posted by JulieColl May 10, 2020 at 09:16

    Keeping pubs closed does not stop people drinking, in fact I think the opposite Is happening during lock down.
    If premises have space, inside and out, with social distancing measures to adhere to and a strategy in place to protect staff and customers they should be allowed to open, even if it is only for their local community.
    If members of that community feel at risk, they don’t need to enter the premises.
    If members of the community feel poorly or have been in contact with someone that is unwell they should be responsible, protect our community and self isolate.
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