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Cornwall pub installs electric fence at the bar

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The Star Inn in St Just, Cornwall, has confirmed that, yes, the fence can be switched on

Management at a popular pub in Cornwall have put up an electric fence at the bar – to ensure people maintain social distancing.

Staff at The Star Inn in St Just have had enough of people doing as they pleased and ignoring social-distancing guidelines.

So they’ve put up a polite warning notice on the bar. Oh, and a fully wired and charged electric fence.

The Star Inn at St Just's electric fence
The Square Takeaway, St Just The Star Inn at St Just’s electric fence

Pub bosses came up with the hair-raising way of making sure punters leave a gap between each other – and between themselves and staff serving in the pub – after getting fed up with people ignoring the guidelines.

Star Inn landlord Johnny McFadden confirmed to CornwallLive that the fence had been placed there to, ahem, shock locals into behaving.

“It’s there for social-distancing,” he said, speaking on a Sunday afternoon where it was busy behind the bar.

“Before the fence, people were not following social-distancing and were doing as they pleased, but now people take heed to the guidance around social distancing”.

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Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 12 July, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 21st July 2020

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