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Off Licences are now included in the list of "Essential Shops"
« on: Wednesday 25 March 20 19:39 GMT (UK) »
Off Licences (that's 'Liquor Store' for our friends across the pond) are now on the list of businesses that are allowed to stay open. (UK)

I suppose they are less busy that supermarkets.
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Re: Off Licences are now included in the list of "Essential Shops"
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 25 March 20 19:45 GMT (UK) »
Personally I think garden centres more essential than off licences, maybe itís to reduce the pressure
on supermarkets,

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Re: Off Licences are now included in the list of "Essential Shops"
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 25 March 20 19:46 GMT (UK) »
I guess it depends on how you like to spend your spare time. If people want to take the edge off with a tipple that's fine by me.  :D
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Re: Off Licences are now included in the list of "Essential Shops"
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 March 20 19:50 GMT (UK) »
I guess it depends on how you like to spend your spare time. If people want to take the edge of with a tipple that's fine by me.  :D

Me too - hic  What am I saying, I donít drink .

The cynic in me says Bojo is after some revenue  :D
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Re: Off Licences are now included in the list of "Essential Shops"
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 March 20 19:55 GMT (UK) »
It seems to me to be an open invitation to buy some six packs and get your friends round for a drink.

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Re: Off Licences are now included in the list of "Essential Shops"
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 March 20 20:12 GMT (UK) »
I suppose they have to recognize that some people will have alcohol dependence, and sudden withdrawal could have detrimental effects. 
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Re: Off Licences are now included in the list of "Essential Shops"
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 25 March 20 20:55 GMT (UK) »
Have not "offies" always been essential?. They certainly were before it was possible buy drink from almost every corner shop, supermarket and garage in the land. I believe supermarkets are imposing restrictions on the amount of drink customers are allowed to buy.
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Re: Off Licences are now included in the list of "Essential Shops"
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 25 March 20 21:04 GMT (UK) »
I suppose they have to recognize that some people will have alcohol dependence, and sudden withdrawal could have detrimental effects.

That is the reason being cited for leaving our LCBO (Liquor Control Board Ontario) stores open, albeit now on reduced opening hours (and closed on Mondays).  Plus they are a source of revenue for the Provincial government.  I also noticed that a supermarket near me that sells wine and beer, now has a sign up saying these goods are no longer for sale (even though the items remain on the shelves).

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Re: Off Licences are now included in the list of "Essential Shops"
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 25 March 20 21:15 GMT (UK) »
I suppose they have to recognize that some people will have alcohol dependence, and sudden withdrawal could have detrimental effects.

I wonder how people dependent on illegal drugs will cope.
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