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Pubs when/will they re-open - the Megathread

  • 17-03-2020 2:46pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 9,764 ✭✭✭ Degag


    Will the pubs be closed for? Currently 2 weeks but likely to increase IMO. Think somewhere between 4-6 weeks myself....

    How long will Pubs be asked to close? 1314 votes

    2 weeks (current ask)
    63% 838 votes
    3 weeks
    0% 7 votes
    4 weeks
    0% 5 votes
    5 weeks
    1% 18 votes
    6 weeks
    0% 4 votes
    2-3 months
    5% 70 votes
    3-6 months
    9% 122 votes
    6+ months
    9% 126 votes
    Will open again within 2 weeks
    9% 124 votes


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,103 ✭✭✭ chrissb8


    Mid April. But they will certainly try to be back on the most holiest of weekends!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,250 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    The end of the month, as far as I know


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,981 ✭✭✭ XsApollo


    Mid to late summer I’d say.


  • Registered Users Posts: 116 ✭✭ SwissToni


    Whenever they do reopen I wouldn’t fancy some of the first few pints of Guinness that have been sitting in the pipes.🤢


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,258 ✭✭✭ Ronin247


    SwissToni wrote: »
    Whenever they do reopen I wouldn’t fancy some of the first few pints of Guinness that have been sitting in the pipes.🀢

    You will need the stockpiles of toilet paper then


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 456 ✭✭ Tired Gardener


    I'd say 3-4 months. Not great, but containment is one of the best ways to combat the spread of this virus.


  • Registered Users Posts: 654 ✭✭✭ Irish_peppa


    as soon as we lift the isolation policy is this virus not going to explode again one way or another?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ Trigger Happy


    End of summer sounds most likely. Many won't reopen though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,520 ✭✭✭ Bobblehats


    SwissToni wrote: »
    Whenever they do reopen I wouldn’t fancy some of the first few pints of Guinness that have been sitting in the pipes.🤢

    Fine art in drawing out that mucky sputter. It’ll be like slurpin’ down a load of gick


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,654 ✭✭✭✭ Leg End Reject


    End of summer sounds most likely. Many won't reopen though.

    And a lot of people won't have the money to go drinking either.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,898 ✭✭✭ Pauliedragon


    Where's the option for already open? I know of at least one pub in my area that's having a lock in today.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,714 ✭✭✭ ThewhiteJesus


    Where's the option for already open? I know of at least one pub in my area that's having a lock in today.

    I knew that would happen, I was hoping I’d hear of one !


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,858 ✭✭✭ Church on Tuesday


    End of summer sounds most likely. Many won't reopen though.

    Why?

    This isn't the Walking Dead here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,764 ✭✭✭ Degag


    Where's the option for already open? I know of at least one pub in my area that's having a lock in today.

    Because the question was how long pubs would be asked to close!:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,696 ✭✭✭✭ VinLieger


    Why?

    This isn't the Walking Dead here.

    Because the majority of pubs cant survive without income for that long and will go out of business


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭ Galwayguy35


    Why?

    This isn't the Walking Dead here.

    Many rural pubs were doing badly even before all this happened, once a place closes for a long period of time it's very hard for them to get going again.

    Depending on how bad this gets over the next few weeks we could be looking at a few months before things start to get back to normal again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,812 ✭✭✭ howamidifferent


    Where's the option for already open? I know of at least one pub in my area that's having a lock in today.


    Should be reported for endangering public health


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,666 ✭✭✭ Scotty #


    Why?

    This isn't the Walking Dead here.
    Many were hanging on by a thread as it was. This will have pushed them over the edge.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,666 ✭✭✭ Scotty #


    The pubs/schools etc will not reopen until such time as there is either herd immunity or a vaccine. To open before then will have made the closure pointless and just put us back to square one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,858 ✭✭✭ Church on Tuesday


    Scotty # wrote: »
    Many were hanging on by a thread as it was. This will have pushed them over the edge.

    Yeah rural pubs maybe, the rest will be fine.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    This is possibly the least important aspect to covid 19. Sure there's livelihoods to consider but in the national scheme of things pubs are trivial and they won't be reopened to save jobs.

    Probably late summer and maybe not for more than a couple of months if it behaves like seasonal flu as social interaction will need to be reduced again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,631 ✭✭✭ monty_python


    I'm chef working in a bar and have been laid off

    How long do people think the bar/restaurant closure will last?
    I'm optimistic they will be open on or before the 29th of March


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,185 ✭✭✭ Tchaikovsky


    Sorry to hear that. Hopefully not too long, but as long as necessary.


  • Administrators, Business & Finance Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 32,414 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ DeVore


    No one knows. Its speculation to talk about anything past April. No one could tell you with any certainty.


    If you want me to speculate (and its exactly that), I would say its at least a month and likely 2 months. (warning: speculation!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,292 ✭✭✭✭ mariaalice


    I'm chef working in a bar and have been laid off

    How long do people think the bar/restaurant closure will last?
    I'm optimistic they will be open on or before the 29th of March

    Could you restaurant no do take out or deliveries observing social distancing of course.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,599 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy


    I do think there's something to this take-away idea. I know Taza (in Artane) are doing that for example. You could team up with Deliveroo or Uber Eats, etc if you don't have your own service yet.
    If there's online only payments then that helps further - you pay in advance, driver rings the doorbell when the food's there and you collect it from where he leaves it. No interactions required.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭ dartboardio


    Unfortunately it will probably go on a lot longer than after the 29th of March.

    By the 29th, we will only be seeing new cases, we will only be past one incubation period for example, if someone got the virus yesterday or before that..

    Leo said in his statement last night this could easily go on until summer months

    Sorry to hear about your job BTW.

    If it's any help, in the meantime supermarkets are hiring as they're so busy, all my local tescos and lidl.

    Amazon is hiring work from home reps €12 pH.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,112 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12


    How long do people think the bar/restaurant closure will last? I'm optimistic they will be open on or before the 29th of March


    I feel bad for all that have been laid off.

    Schools most likely won't be back until September. Crèches hair salons & pubs most likely will be shut until the end of April at the earliest. This could turn out to be end of May or into June.

    China have had a two m shutdown and are only getting to grips with the virus now. I think all countries can expect at least a two month shut down


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭ dartboardio


    Spain state of alarm has been extended to April 12. Theirs was also supposed to be 29 March


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,631 ✭✭✭ monty_python


    mariaalice wrote: »
    Could you restaurant no do take out or deliveries observing social distancing of course.

    The bar I work in is in a tiny rural village that relies on tourists so deliveries won't work for us


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