Smart thinking pub landlords have found legal ways to serve thirsty punters cold pints during the coronavirus lockdown.
Over the weekend pub landlords served hundreds of thirsty punters who were queueing, applying social distancing and were served take away only, pints of beer legally in plastic cups.
On Wednesday punters were queueing at the Old King’s Head pub in Shoreditch for takeaway pints on the hottest day of the year.
The Althorp pub in Wandsworth Common was also serving punters applying social distancing measures, with staff wearing face visors and protective equipment.
The Prime Minister has previously announced measures to reopen pubs whereby punters can drink inside pubs and their gardens.
On 10 May Boris Johnson said, “If and only if the numbers support it, we will hope to reopen at least some of the hospitality industry and other public places, provided they are safe and enforce social distancing.”
A Whitehall source told The Telegraph newspaper that by adopting outdoor business, this could provide a “more vibrant style of continental town centres in the summer.”
Professor Alan Penn, a member of, the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), reassured that those venturing outdoors that the risk of catching coronavirus outside is much lower.
He said, “The science suggests that being outside in sunlight, with good ventilation, are both highly protective against transmission of the virus.”