Coronavirus: Early pub closing 'putting shop workers at risk'
Staff in stores selling alcohol after 10pm may be exposed to violence and infection, a union warns.
In Wales, under current rules, pubs must stop serving by 10pm andclose 20 minutes after that.Shops also have to stop selling alcohol by 10pm.Mr Lillis urged the government and councils in England to"ensure that when they bring in new rules they consider the impact on retail and the staff".
"Stores in town and city centres are particularly at risk of becoming very busy late at night and that could make it more difficult for our members to enforce social distancing, which is essential for keeping staff and customers safe," he said.
Restricting coronavirus transmission would"not be achieved by filling shops with late-night revellers", Mr Lillis added.In the House of Commons on Monday, Labour's shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said people were"piling out" of pubs at 10pm and questioned whether the deadline would help contain the spread of coronavirus.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock replied:"We always look at the effects of these policies. We've got to take everything into the round, including the level of social distancing that might have been going on were that [congregating] to continue all through the night."
He added that"one of the reasons that we brought in this policy is because we've seen it work in other countries".Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:"What we've seen from the evidence is that the spread of the disease does tend to happen later at night after more alcohol has been consumed."
For pubs in Northern Ireland, closing time remains at 11.30pm, althoughthat no decision had been reached on imposing extra restrictions.The UK government has been asked for a response to Mr Lillis's remarks. Read more: BBC News (UK) »
Police dealing with security incident involving number of stowaways on oil tanker off Isle of Wight
A Coastguard helicopter has been circling the Nave Andromeda, which was due to dock in Southampton this morning.
You know how to solve the problem? Teaching manners (EDUCATING) to the young generating and remembering them to ourselves. Every other consideration is just an excuse for not having to do it Supermarkets and off-licenses/ liquor stores should stop selling alcohol after 10pm in line with the pubs. That way, the alcoholics and drunks can head home. Even better; Parliament should pass a law raising the legal age for conimg alcohol to 21, like they do in Canada and US.
Close the booze aisles in shops at 9.30 then Based on what - a few piss heads buying alcohol after the bars close. No different to before bars closed early. The good thing about bars closing early is that previously some would get pissed up at home and then go out at 10pm and not social distance which they cannot do now.
It’s simple, the supermarkets should follow the licensing laws. The pubs should never have been allowed to open for 24 hours. It’s been a nightmare for communities. Has the public shown you that workers are at risk has there been anti social or abuse logged in the week ? Tally Ho! Keep your distance lads! When the Westminster Bar closes and there is that desperate rush to get to Fortnum and Mason’s Wine Counter! Get a move on chaps SammyWilson and DesmondSwayne are there already, they got a cab! Don't forget to put it on expenses!
Close the shops at 10pm, problem solved. No Bbc, young people acting stupid are putting not only shop workers but local people at risk. Students are spreading the infection locally and then moaning they want to go home🤔 “Shop owners putting staff at risk by keeping off-licences open late”. Fixed it. Close the shops at 21.30
Well done bbc keep on stirring the revolt pot Just shut the pubs ! Covid 19 is mongolian biology weapon and chemical weapon.mongolia want to build great Mongolia again.mongolian criminal pig Tumur want to be own of the world same like Chingis khan. Only in mongolia no Covid 19.mongolia using to my house biology,chemical weapon Covid19.
1000000 dead in Iraq justified by media BS - never forget W.T.C seven. NO IT ISN'T - this is endless FEAR PORN. LISTEN TO THIS MAN'S CALM COLLECTED EXPLANATION: FauxNews So, cool that going to the pub is illegal but standing in line at the store is fine Glad Corona recognizes the difference between a pub and store. Politicians are stupid
FakeNews Nah mate, I’m key worker and this story is complete BS. Come up with something better Just close the damn pubs altogether, at least for now.
Boozers hit the town early as nightclubs open at 3pmto beat 10pm Covid curfewBOOZED up revellers made the most of pubs and bars before the 10pm curfew today. To get around the new Coronavirus rules, Brits got on the lash early, resulting in some pretty messy scenes up and d… good stuff
Early vote shows signs of Black voters' shift to mail votingBlack voters seem to be warming up to voting by mail
UK university staff: how are online lectures going?We would like to hear from UK university staff including lecturers and pastoral support workers infinite_scream I AM JESUS CHRIST AND I DO NOT SUPPORT RACISM !! DONALD TRUMP IS THE OLD SERPENT 'THE DRAGON' 'THE DEVIL'. I WILL DEFEND AFRO-AMERICANS !! I came to step on the serpent's head. 'Revelation of the bible' End of the world... TRUMP DEVIL good
Coronavirus: NHS contact-tracing app downloaded more than 10 million times despite early glitchMatt Hancock says the app, which until Saturday could not log a third of England's positive tests, has had a 'strong start'. It has nothing to do with the NHS Cummings must be delighted about all that data he now has. But how many have now deleted it?
NHS 111 calls 'rise 200% as staff unsure they're giving correct Covid advice'CALLS to the NHS 111 phone line soared by 200 per cent this week, a whistle-blower revealed. The call handler said staff were so busy they had to hang up after ten minutes as hundreds of parents ra… Any comment from MSM over the false positive test lies..here’s a video for you to understand How about the advise they gave in February!!!!!! ........... oh wait that was fuck all really same as Drs same as hospitals then all of a sudden oh it’s real now ........ how about fuck off now to little to late for a lot of families Remember this is all based on a flawed testing method that produces false positive results! Deaths that have been reclassified as covid regardless of the actual cause, and a 99.9% recovery rate! Plandemic Agenda21 ID2020 Operationlockstep Quantumtattoo Coronavirus Covid19
One million Americans have already cast 2020 vote in ‘historic’ early voting surgeSurge is being driven by changes to state voting laws to make voting safer during pandemic More time to hide the ballots. I AM JESUS CHRIST AND I DO NOT SUPPORT RACISM !! DONALD TRUMP IS THE OLD SERPENT 'THE DRAGON' 'THE DEVIL'. I WILL DEFEND AFRO-AMERICANS !! I came to step on the snake's head. WHO VOTES IN ('TRUMP DEVIL') GOES TO HELL. 'Revelation of the Bible' APOCALYPSE.. 999000 want to vote that traitor out ASAP!