Sit back and relax: Normal Service Will Resume! Or will it?

de Ruyter, A. (2020) Sit back and relax: Normal Service Will Resume! Or will it? Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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The Government pronouncement that pubs and bars will re-open tomorrow (July 4th–American Independence Day of all days) was greeted with a mixture of responses. For some, it is welcome after months of lock-down and a chance to meet friends and enjoy the summer. However, for others it is greeted with alarm, with concerns that a weekend opening in particular (why on a Saturday?) will lead to a proliferation of alcohol-induced irresponsible behaviour; coupled with the Government’s relaxing of physical distancing rules from 2 metres down to at least 1 metre if space precluded it (which would be the case for a majority of bars and restaurants).

Item Type: Other
3 July 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, BCU, Birmingham City University, Covid, Covid19, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Virus, Economy, UK, UK Economy
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-02 - economics > CAH15-02-01 - economics
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Bethan Tolley
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 08:14
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 13:37

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