It’s the day after the pubs were reopened, and I am not shocked at what I see in the streets. I live in the middle of a long road with spoons at the top and another pub at the bottom owned by a local couple. Both were packed with spoons at least trying to maintain the standards set out by the government, a queue outside and a member of staff holding a clipboard taking details. However, at the other end of the street, the pub was filled way over capacity to which you would be able to social distance. It makes it seem obvious that a second spike will happen. People don’t seem to be able to self govern. People don’t walk up to a pub see that it’s full and walk away or even wait outside till someone else leaves. Self-governance I believe is topic that has not bee discussed enough by the government and members of society. It makes me scared and uninspired for what will happen to the numbers of cases and deaths. People will blame things like protests and children going back to school, but forget the scenes of people crammed on beaches and not able to just give the pub a miss.
It just makes it harder to remain positive about the whole situation
Submitted 5 July 2020