Enforcement Teams To Patrol Pubs Looking For Rule-Breakers

Some UK Councils have set up “enforcement teams” to patrol pubs from next week. The enforcers will look for customers who are not wearing facemasks or not sitting exclusively with their own group.

Government guidance says customers should wear a mask inside the pub if using the toilet or paying at the bar. The government has not requested that customers wear masks outdoors. Councils are going a step further. According to The Telegraph:

Landlords have been told they must enforce mask-wearing by their customers when they are walking around beer gardens, despite national guidance that only requires face coverings indoors.

Councils have set up enforcement teams that will patrol pubs looking for rule-breakers, and landlords fear they could face fines if their customers are caught……

One notice from Ribble Valley Borough Council told pubs in Lancashire that “face coverings must be worn by customers, except when seated to eat or drink”.

Stosie Madi, owner of the Parkers Arms pub near Clitheroe, contacted the council to ask if the notice was a “misprint” and whether her customers needed masks outdoors. A council official told her face coverings must be worn in her beer garden unless her customers are eating and drinking.

Speaking to The Telegraph she said;

“The council said they had set up a task force that will go around enforcing this. For me the worry is, what happens when a task force comes into my garden and sees a customer walking from his table and going to his car without a mask?

“What do they do? Are they going to turn around and penalise me in some way?”

UK Hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls said that she’d heard from landlords who told her that they’d received similar orders from their local authority’s.

Last week, The British Beer & Pubs Association said that 10,000 pubs would close their doors for good this year. Local authority’s should be doing all they can to facilitate the reopening of the hospitality sector, not threatening businesses with enforcement teams.






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The Brown Shirts are back on the streets with heads full of stupid and pockets full of 30 pieces of silver

Web Ferrett

Councils cannot make up laws – their ‘fines’ they issue are unlawful – just don’t pay and wait for the court summons – you won’t get one because they are unlawful and unenforceable – no court would waste their time – I would write to your local council and request for a council tax rebate based on the money they are wasting and NOT following the guidance the government have in place, but doing their own thing! – unbelievable!!!!


Most things that council’s do are ‘a shot to nothing’. The ethos is ‘have staff, will invoice’. There MUST be a way to avoid paying these parasites for only occasionally emptying bins?


I abhor violence. That said, the only real response to some proto-nazi demanding papers whilst you have a drink is to beat them until the ‘fuck’ is out of them. Again, it’s not my preferred response when dealing with JFOs (Just Following Orders) but it’s the only one that makes sense.


No need for violence at all. Just find out where they live.

Then don ‘yellow vests’ of our own and organise 24/7/365 peaceful protests outside their homes!

No violence whatsoever..

Just music, song and dance!!

And lots of banners!!!

Like “Scab lives here”

“Get a life and a proper job!”

“Loser at home”

They’ll soon get the message!!!


Last edited 1 year ago by Gerry

Agreed. I was being silly really. However, I do hope people give these scumbags both barrels when they skulk over to a table. Unfortunately, Brits have revealed themselves to be ‘ball-lite’ so I imagine they’ll just buy them a pint.


Not at all!!

You’re not being silly at all!!

First and natural impulse from any sane and rational minded ‘intelligent’ human being, would be to “unleash the dogs of war upon these goons!!”

But in these instances, a peaceful solution will be far more powerful and symbolic!

Eg. A more passive but immediate response would be to ‘drown them with the pint’ (not literally, but a good ol fashioned rinse — then who knows, maybe a few more punters will follow suit here???)

Money well spent!!


Last edited 1 year ago by Gerry

I know how you feel. I’ve speculated about how I would feel if I had all the people who are really behind this lined up and I had a loaded machine gun which I had been trained how to use. But if I gave into temptation the person to suffer most would be me because we are all ultimately answerable for our own actions.


Jennie, as distasteful as it is; someone will have to sever the snakes head. Evil NEVER gets tired and needs to be kept at bay. Just imagine how much better the world would be if the entire Rothschild and Warburg families were euthanised?


I don’t know where I saw this, maybe it was on here, but it said that the idea of wearing masks everywhere but at your table is like having an open p***ing section in a swimming pool 😂😂😂

Caroline Fealy

We went to a pub last year after the first lock down. They did give us a form to fill (which we did not). This was out door seating only and was not happy that we wanted to see what ale was on sale. Anyway we got a pint of beer each sat in the very nice garden. But the atmosphere just was not there really, sad to be honest. We have not been to one since and will not be going until all this madness has gone.

Last edited 1 year ago by Caroline Fealy
Urban fox

Hi Caroline, Similar thing here. Once or twice this last year. My friend had to order on an ap he had download on phone. We had to sit outside or give our details. And when I went to the toilet, a staff member was in there. He told me, make sure you wash your hands, and why wasn’t I wearing a mask. This was in empty toilet 🚽. I gave him a mouthful, and nearly got us kicked out. Lovely experience. I’ve no interest in going anywhere in this atmosphere. But on the other hand, this is exactly what those in power behind this want. Nearly 30 years ago, I said, they wanted an Orwellian state, with people indoors most of the time. And watched 24 hours a day. This is exactly what’s happening. They don’t want us going out, not ever. Nor is this ever ment to be over, it is ment to continue and get worse. The best thing is if people still go out,but DEFY and don’t COMPLY. And generally make a nuisance of themselves. But personally I just don’t have the energy half the time. But somehow we have to find it. But it’s horrible even going out down the road where I am. They even wear masks in the park. Take care, speak again. Fox

Caroline Fealy

Hi Urban Fox, yes same as us. I do get that bit about standing our ground, as yes i can see thats what the gov want. Like you it takes alot of energy and sometimes i just do not have that. I went shopping the other morning, i was the only one with out a mask. I feel bad for people.
I see a lot of fighting back which is great :). You to 🙂

Patricia Deakin

When the madness started in 2020 I was at an aqua aerobics class and myself and my sister were having a little chat afterwards in the pool. The life guard came over and asked us to move apart as we were too close. Needless to say I haven’t seen a swimming pool in nearly a year since. Urban fox you sound like your a bit down, we all are but where there’s life in us there is hope. Never give up or in, as someone else said it plays right into their hands. We all have to prop each other up when the fight gets too hard. Think of the children, as I write I listen to the sounds of the school children in the school behind my house. They are in the yard laughing, shouting running around. They only went back yesterday after another 3 month lockdown. I pray that they can have a normal life with their freedom. We are the resistance and “we are all in this together”

Urban fox

Hi, ther, thanks for reply. Yeah it gets madder by the day. I just got a message, telling me my stepmum, is in hospital with a blood clot. Never been in hospital a day in her life. Just another vaccination coincidence.? I’M almost lost for words. Speak later.


Can you imagine having that job, or the type of person who wants that job? …..job brief….Yea mate just go over to that lovely sunny garden with a big yellow “im a wanker” vest on, in the middle of the loads of pissed up Brits sick to fucking death of the this bullshit!

Good luck with that! fuk me lol , i might have to go for a pint just to observe the obvious comedy gold coming our way!

Last edited 1 year ago by Mick

how long before the whole money thing on what they spent during bs19! gets mentioned and things like CCTV camera facial recognition etc sending people fines via the post email for breaking the masks rules or not standing 2 meters apart crap becomes normalized

Mr Collier

Yeah, I agree. I wondered why all the screens appeared above self service machines in the supermarket, all at once. Stopping shoplifting seems like a crappy excuse, unless they suddenly expect a HUGE increase in shoplifting. But then you wouldn’t check out anyways. The camera literally captures only your face so can’t see you stuffing things in your pockets or bags with out scanning them!


The whole point of going to the pub is for leisure and relaxation not to take part in in some Government sponsored dystopian charade. The joy of sitting in a beer garden and being harassed by some high viz jacketed council jobsworth Covid warden. Why bother going?

Urban fox

My thoughts exactly. On the one hand I admire a friend of mine, who has kept going out and about, as much as possible. But even popping down the shops now, is massive drag for me. As everywhere is so bloody suppressive and misrable. But of course that’s whole idea. To keep us shut in, and it’s working to large etent. Apart from those conforming. We need more going out, but not conforming. But that will become increasingly difficult. The longer this is allowed to continue.

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