- Jul 16, 2019
It's all a joke mate. I was in the pub for a quick drink just as everyone took notice of the coronavirus. I was told by bar staff to pay by card, contactless or chip n pin only. Which they shouldn't be doing as it is illegal for them to refuse cash. I have never had cash refused anywhere which proves my point. The girl behind the bar who took my card, put it in the machine, handed it to me to enter my pin then handed the card back to me, all without gloves or wiping the machine before and after use. Or my card for that matter. Not that it made any difference. Maybe people aren't taking it seriously because there is no need to, I for one have never believed anything any government has ever said, but that's just me.
If you're in a pub at all, believe me, contracting an airborne virus from a card machine is the least of your worries. I understand what you're saying, but generally people don't understand how airborne viruses work and the government has to publicised a dumbed down version of it so literally everyone in society can attempt to understand, which is why it often wont make sense if you've got a few more marbles upstairs. Governments don't have much choice, forced into a one size fits all approach.