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Giving details in pubs?

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MegCleary Wed 24-Jun-20 08:36:15

Why are some people having problems with this? Anyone here have it in the countries they live in, was there problems there? How does it work?
If you pay by card (which they want) they will have your details anyway!!

Is it when the government say do this some people just HAVE to say no!

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Aposterhasnoname Wed 24-Jun-20 08:38:42

I’ve got no problem at all with it. If you don’t like it don’t go to the pub. Simple.

I think you’re right, some people just have to disagree with everything the government does, regardless.

Northernsoullover Wed 24-Jun-20 08:40:11

I think people see pubs as an entitlement rather than a business that can refuse you entry if you don't abide by their terms and conditions.

cologne4711 Wed 24-Jun-20 08:40:57

I don't get this either. They've been doing it in Germany for weeks, and no doubt other countries too.

If you don't like it buy a bottle of wine in the supermarket and stay at home.

Honestly people have to complain about everything.

FrugiFan Wed 24-Jun-20 08:50:56

I don't get it either. What do they think is going to happen from the pub having a list of names and phone numbers. Plenty of venues have a list of names and phone numbers for people who use their services, and nobody has ever questioned it - for example giving your phone number when booking a restaurant table or signing up for gym membership.

As PPs have said, dont like it dont go to the pub. I'm sure people will get over it.

Bol87 Wed 24-Jun-20 08:52:49

Because people have a really weird perception of personal data. Or they think the government are going big brother.

The same people whinging probably have all forms of social media. Alexa, smart phones with Siri or similar & GPS & pay by card for most things. Your data is WELL out there already 🙄

Don’t like it, don’t go. This won’t be forever but it’s a halfway house, a compromise that means pubs can get open again!

cologne4711 Wed 24-Jun-20 09:44:31

According to someone on the Times website - people don't want to give their details because they are out with people they shouldn't be...

Should have thought of that. Although I think most people in pubs are out with family and friends, not having affairs!

BobbinThreadbare123 Wed 24-Jun-20 10:05:51

They'll have to abide by GDPR anyway.

JennyWreny Wed 24-Jun-20 10:42:38

It sounds like a lot of pubs will have a table booking system anyway and therefore they will already have details from the booking system.

I wonder if people are not happy about giving out their personal data or if it's because they don't want to have to self-isolate for 14 days if someone tested positive while they were there.

Presumably, people still won't be able to go to the pub with friends anyway? The chairs around each table won't be 1m apart, will the? So you'll only be able to sit with those from your own household, won't you? Or have I misunderstood?

MargotB7 Wed 24-Jun-20 10:53:48

Indoor gatherings should only be occurring in groups of up to two households (including support
bubbles) while outdoor gatherings should only be occurring in groups of up to two households (or
support bubbles), or a group of at most six people from any number of households.

I've just copy and pasted this to some friends from the guidleines.

MargotB7 Wed 24-Jun-20 10:54:01


BlueBrian Wed 24-Jun-20 10:54:44

Wouldn't worry about it, most pubs will be shut again soon anyway, they'll soon realise they have no chance of actually making any money under the new rules.

MargotB7 Wed 24-Jun-20 10:54:52

I don't know why people have got a problem with giving details, like you say some people just like to moan.

MargotB7 Wed 24-Jun-20 10:56:16

I got the information from the pub guidelines on how to keep customers safe.

Chemenger Wed 24-Jun-20 10:58:39

I have no problem with it. It’s much the same as giving your phone number when you book a restaurant or order a takeaway or anything off the internet.

Muppetry76 Wed 24-Jun-20 11:00:39

What details EXACTLY do you think the pubs hold from you if you pay by card? Your card number at best - and then I think it's only the banking system which is automated and the pub itself holds zero useful information.

Should there be any outbreak they would not be able to contact you from your bank card details. If you don't want to download a pub app, or give your details out, don't go to the pub. It'll be carnage anyway.

PJ6M Wed 24-Jun-20 11:03:06

Don't get the British reliance on pubs, alcohol, and drinking to excess. It's pathetic behaviour.

I remember the same amount of whining went on when the smoking ban came in. But people soon forgot their desire to stink to high heaven.

All they care about is throwing pint after pint down their stupid throat, and they'll forget all about this as well just as soon as they're able to do that.

MRex Wed 24-Jun-20 11:05:44

People like to get over-excited about pretty much anything because they're bored. If they don't like it they can drink at home, easy.

MargotB7 Wed 24-Jun-20 11:38:55


Not everyone who goes to the pub throws pint after pint down their neck, I even drive sometimes and drink lemonade.

NotEverythingIsBlackandWhite Wed 24-Jun-20 11:45:49

"If you pay by card (which they want) they will have your details anyway!!"
They need your name and contact telephone number to be easily accessible so you can be contacted in the event of someone contracting Covid. They shouldn't have to work to find your address and telephone number from your card company as that delays contacting you.

NotEverythingIsBlackandWhite Wed 24-Jun-20 11:48:28

Some people just like to moan about anything the Govt decides.

PhoneLock Wed 24-Jun-20 11:50:42

Our local pub has our contact details anyway, so no big deal.

Sleepyblueocean Wed 24-Jun-20 11:57:31

Some people won't want others to know where they have been for various reasons but that doesn't come above keeping a lid on the virus.

borntohula Wed 24-Jun-20 12:01:36

I'd personally rather not because I don't want to get a message a couple of weeks after saying I need to quarantine.

MRex Wed 24-Jun-20 12:07:07

@12:01borntohula - by the very nature of the infection, you'll only get a message within 14 days, not "couple of weeks after" when your mandatory isolation period would be just about finished anyway.

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