paddyor wrote: Conspicuous wrote: paddyor wrote:
The compliance rate is nowhere near 99% and the restrictions need to go a lot further. The rumoured measures may smell like bs to you but they’re very similar to those being introduced to other European countries. Let’s see what happens
Edit: just to add pubs did in their hoop “voluntarily shut down when asked “ . A small number may have but most only announced they were when told the decision was being taken out of their hands . Plenty of them still open today
Yes they fuc
king did. There's no pubs open in Drumcondra, Phibsboro or Glasnevin today( I gave up at about 12). I said it already in the thread but a lot of their owners/management and staff will be in the high risk categories. And it's been happening up and down the country.
See my post above , basically not enough of them did close voluntarily to make their efforts effective, until the decision was essentially taken out of their hands .
No think about it. If 50% of the pubs close the crowd will squeeze into the remaining 50%. ANd it gets worse the higher % of the pubs close. If you were over 50 handling cash in a bar all day you'd basically be resigned to getting the virus.
I have thought about it , and there’s no way 50% of the pubs in Dublin were closed on Saturday. Anyway this conversation was initiated by Ruckinhell’s assertion that 99% of the public were following government advice and pubs were all closing down voluntarily, meaning lockdown was completely unnecessary
I disagreed with the premise of his argument, I don’t disagree that some publicans may have made a conscientious effort