In Precedented Times, pub and restaurant health and safety rules are nearly (but not quite) as detailed and complex as those we have to follow to sell you an ISA. When it comes to something potentially more deadly than food poisoning, they’ve been left to make it up as they go along. Two people I know well tell me that, where they work, there’s no mask or glove wearing, even in the kitchen. There was none in the local wine bar I passed on Saturday; it was heaving with not even a pretence of social distancing. There should be clear rules. ID on the way in, masks and gloves for all staff, visors and lots of cleaning in the kitchen, with council inspectors enforcing. Otherwise, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. I’d say.
Here’s a future problem that will doubtless be kicked down the road until it becomes a crisis. There’s a whole generation who may never be able to afford to buy their own homes.