Many of us couldn’t wait to go to restaurants/pubs after restrictions were lifted, but did we actually follow through?
The first thing I had on my mind to go and visit was a steakhouse as I’ve literally been salivating at the thought of it. But when the 4th July came in England – when restrictions were lifted for many, strangely enough I didn’t go.
I wanted to, but it was the fear of, what will the atmosphere be like? Am I being stupid? The virus is still in the community, am I being selfish and naive, risking my health just for a steak?
I was about to as you can see, but in the end I just went to the park then ordered a bunch of takeaways, I wasn’t sure if that was any better as the people making my food could have anything and I’d be none the wiser! Side-note: I didn’t order steak as you probably know, they usually serve you the worst cuts if you order online!
But for my own peace of mind, it was like I still wasn’t ready to set foot in a closed off public area. Do I read and watch a lot of what’s happening in the world? Yes. Can that be a blessing and also a curse? Yes, as it makes you fearful and almost too informative (if there’s ever such thing) of basically anything and everything that might happen.
But also, I’d rather be prepared like that.
I even heard that if you enter a restaurant in England you MUST wear a face covering to enter, if you’re walking around, or even going to the bathroom. Simply anytime you aren’t stuffing your face or drinking, to get out of there as soon as. Plus you’ll have to leave contact details for in the worst instance, someone in the restaurant later finds out they’re COVID-19 positive, they’ll have to inform everyone who was present at the restaurant. And lastly, you’ll have to answer a short medical questionnaire when entering the premise.
I mean, to you does that sound like a nice evening out or a prison sentence?
I saw quite a few people on social media going out on the 4th July and so on like there isn’t a care in the world, mask free like the world’s gone back to normal, and I thought am I the only one being cautious? My mind began thinking, am I being overly cautious? Should I throw caution to the wind and revert back to going out for meals just because?
I just can’t see how entering these establishments will be comfortable and a good evening out. Instead of going out with a handbag, you’ll be in tow with a first aid kit, containing all your essentials like face masks, hand sanitisers and gloves! Would you even want to eat from their knives and forks or take your own?
It’s a minefield!
So I’m very interested to know, since lockdown’s been lifted in England or in other countries around the world have you been to any establishments like restaurants/bars/pubs/cafe’s etc? What was it like? What precautions did you have to take? How did it feel? Would you recommend going out? If you had a choice to order a takeaway or go out, which would you choose? Do you think it’s safe to start revisiting these establishments? Comment below!