9 reasons customers have given as reasons not to follow guidelines

By Nikkie Thatcher

- Last updated on GMT

Government advice: the guidance for pubs upon reopening was provided during the enforced closure
Government advice: the guidance for pubs upon reopening was provided during the enforced closure

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The Morning Advertiser has rounded up some of the 'reasons' why customers have refused to comply with Government guidance in pubs.

The 43-page guidance document​​, Keeping workers and customers safe during Covid-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways services​​, was prepared by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with input from businesses, unions, industry bodies and the devolved administrations, and in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive. It is expected to be updated over time.

It was released in June this year, just before pubs reopened after the enforced closure, to help provide operators with Covid-secure measures.

The topics covered included risk assessment, keeping customers safe, assisting the NHS Test and Trace, management of food and drink, toilets, employee safety, entertainment, cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

However, pubs have reported some customers have questioned the measures put in place:

Are you the fun police?

But it is raining

Do you know how much I've spent here today?

But it's cold outside

It is dark now, it doesn't matter

(After 4th offence) You are picking on me

The pub up the road isn't doing it

I'm not a sheep and I'm not going to be told what to do

I don't like sitting, I want to stand

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