Here's what our readers think about going to pubs when they reopen
PUBS have been given the green light to reopen this week.
The city’s watering holes will be able to open their doors once again from Saturday, July 4.
Boris Johnson made the announcement last week and also revealed that restaurants, cinemas and other businesses in the leisure and hospitality industries would be allowed to reopen.
It comes more than three months after the UK first went into lockdown in March and follows the reopening of non-essential shops on June 15.
We decided to ask our readers for their views on the reopening of pubs – and if they will be heading down to their local on July 4.
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Here’s what they had to say:
Craig Pett said: ‘I’ll be queuing at the door. Can’t wait if I’m honest.’
Christine Miles wrote: ‘I won’t be going to any pub,restaurant or cinema any time soon.’
Melanie Matthews said: ‘Nope will stay safe as much as possible and wait for the next wave to be over.’
Sarah Church wrote: ‘If there open and we're aloud out out I’m going out. I’ve already got a table booked at my local, we need to move forward.’
Leslie Harris said: ‘I will wait for the initial rush to die down but I'd be happy to have a quiet drink with a friend.’
Kevin Crumpton wrote: ‘No because I don't drink now but I won't stop other people from going to the pub as we need pubs restaurants and sports stuff to open back up ASAP so we can get back to work again.’
Mark Gates said: ‘Not sure about this one.maybe a drink might be nice especially a nice draught beer- but the atmosphere of a pub wont be the same.’
Arnie Topuz wrote: ‘No give few weeks see what happens.’
Andrew Emmett said: ‘Yep can't wait.’
Helen Craig Bolton wrote: ‘We are going in the pub, table booked.’
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.