Chorley village bar closes after customers flout coronavirus rules

A bar owner has shut his premises today after losing patience with drinkers who would not stick to the coronavirus rules.

Sunday, 27th September 2020, 11:07 am
Updated Monday, 28th September 2020, 10:30 am
The GreenHaus bar on The Green, Eccleston

Ryan Moss, who runs GreenHaus in Eccleston, in Chorley, blasted non-compliant customers on the Eccleston Village Today Facebook group.

He warned: "Right here we go.

"If you lot want the Greenhaus to survive you need to start abiding by the rules.

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"When you walk in the bar you wear a mask. You sit down, take the mask off, order a drink. If you need to go to the toilet or outside for a smoke, you put your mask on. It’s not hard.

"If there is no room in the bar you will be asked to either wait outside or come back later. Sorry about this but you lot aren’t going to pay my fine if I get one.

"No drinks on Tick anymore either.

"I’m being abrupt and straight to the point because I feel a lot of you think this is some sort of joke. I feel a few of you are thinking “ah Ryan will let us in no problem.” No I won’t guys.

"This is serious and you need to start realising it.

"The bar will not be open today because of this issue.

"Enjoy your Sunday."

All pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and other hospitality venues in England must now close by 10pm.

Venues licensed to serve alcohol must use table service only, except for takeaways.

Table bookings of more than six are not allowed and groups can't mingle.

Businesses are required to take customers' contact details.

They can be fined up to £10,000 if they do not do this or if they take reservations of more than six, or do not enforce social distancing.

Staff must now wear masks.

Customers when not seated at their table to eat or drink must also wear masks.

The penalty for not wearing one, or breaking the ''rule of six'' has doubled to £200 for a first offence.