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Wetherspoons packed with non-mask wearing customers

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Justpassingtime1 Mon 02-Nov-20 11:30:57

We only walked past and fortunately did not enter.
With so many not complying I can see the government having no
choice in doing another lockdown

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GCITC Mon 02-Nov-20 11:31:51

How do you wear a mask and drink a pint at the same time?

BertieBloopsMum Mon 02-Nov-20 11:32:09

You don't need to wear a mask if you're drinking or eating.

In fact, it's pretty difficult to do so hmm

JamSarnie Mon 02-Nov-20 11:32:57

You do know that in a pub/restaurant when sat at the table you don't need to wear a mask?

Or do you expect people to take it off inbetween sips of a drink and a bite of their food hmm

ThatsHowItStarts Mon 02-Nov-20 11:33:27

You only need to wear one when going to the toilet or out for a smoke.

Whoooootaminute Mon 02-Nov-20 11:34:04

You don't need to wear a mask whilst seated. As you would know if you went inside.

Doesn't matter anyway now as all pubs will be shut for a month or longer

JamSarnie Mon 02-Nov-20 11:35:24

I really wish those that moan about people not following the rules actually educate themselves on what the guidance and rules actually are instead of making their own up.

Flaxmeadow Mon 02-Nov-20 11:36:49

Ive been in them and In my experience Wetherspoons have been really strict and safety conscious with the rules and restrictions. To the extent of having the kind of security you only used to see in nightclubs

Whoooootaminute Mon 02-Nov-20 11:37:38

JamSarnie

I really wish those that moan about people not following the rules actually educate themselves on what the guidance and rules actually are instead of making their own up.

I agree.

KitKatastrophe Mon 02-Nov-20 11:38:59

JamSarnie

I really wish those that moan about people not following the rules actually educate themselves on what the guidance and rules actually are instead of making their own up.

Agreed

AcornAutumn Mon 02-Nov-20 11:39:43

Justpassingtime1

We only walked past and fortunately did not enter.
With so many not complying I can see the government having no
choice in doing another lockdown

This isn’t a serious post, surely.

LittleMissLockdown Mon 02-Nov-20 11:40:31

JamSarnie

I really wish those that moan about people not following the rules actually educate themselves on what the guidance and rules actually are instead of making their own up.

Totally and utterly this ^^ In fact I think this should be on a sticky at the top of every mumsnet topic!!!

Justpassingtime1 Mon 02-Nov-20 11:42:01

I work in Healthcare. It was just the sheer number of people packed
together in such close quarters that would personally deter me from
entering. You would need say only a couple of hours exposure to just
one infected person in that situation to cause a spread.
I am clear on the guidance re eating/drinking without mask etc
but it seems to ignore large, crowded places

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TheGreatWave Mon 02-Nov-20 11:43:48

Don't enter then.

DownThePlath Mon 02-Nov-20 11:44:57

So? Pubs are allowed to be open for now, and you don't need a mask just to sit there. Walk on by and move on.

MasterBruceBalloon Mon 02-Nov-20 11:45:38

In my local one, which I have frequented recently, they have perspex screens between tables where they can and plenty of space between others. Sanitiser stations. Table ordering. Masks when going to the toilet or outside. Really don't see the issue.

dollychopss Mon 02-Nov-20 11:46:15

Don't go in then jeez

HairyFloppins Mon 02-Nov-20 11:46:20

Well they will be shut soon anyway and some probably never reopening.

AcornAutumn Mon 02-Nov-20 11:47:08

Justpassingtime1

I work in Healthcare. It was just the sheer number of people packed
together in such close quarters that would personally deter me from
entering. You would need say only a couple of hours exposure to just
one infected person in that situation to cause a spread.
I am clear on the guidance re eating/drinking without mask etc
but it seems to ignore large, crowded places

Surely then your question would be - are they following the law on their permitted capacity at this time?

LittleMissLockdown Mon 02-Nov-20 11:48:17

I am clear on the guidance re eating/drinking without mask etc

With so many not complying

These two statements are contrasting... hmm

Mrsjayy Mon 02-Nov-20 11:51:38

I don't understand your moan people eating and drinking with no masks on confused are you maybe uncomfortable with going into pubs so are possibly projecting?

CastleOfDoom Mon 02-Nov-20 11:52:03

Is this really some snobby post about Wetherspoons? Because the ones I have seen and shock been into, the tables have been spread out. There certainly weren't people all crammed together like you suggest.

JamSarnie Mon 02-Nov-20 11:52:54

I feel embarrassed for you OP.

LittleMissLockdown Mon 02-Nov-20 11:54:29

Is this really some snobby post about Wetherspoons?

I'm beginning to suspect so. There are many problems with wetherspoons pubs but from what I have seen they are one of the chains doing the best with regards to social distancing and minimising potential transmissions.

Mrsjayy Mon 02-Nov-20 11:54:34

Ah a snotty plebs post that makes sense.

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