IT IS BEYOND TIME FOR THE DEMAND FOR OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY
WHERE IS THE RATIONALE FOR THE DECISION BASED ON A RECOMMENDATION BY NPHET TO CLOSE PUBS, RESTAURANTS, AND OTHER VENUES AT RANDOMLY CHOSEN TIMES? IT IS TIME FOR INDOOR OPERATORS TO TAKE A STAND AND ASK THE HARD QUESTIONS.
Since March of 2020, Hotels, restaurants, bars, and other venues and businesses have followed Government guidelines, it appears, without question or objection. Owners of such businesses have allowed themselves to be dictated to and restricted from operating at huge financial and personal losses. They have permitted their loyal customers to be pushed from pillar to post by Government, with many important life events being curtailed and often ruined, including weddings and such celebrations. People who live alone, or are otherwise isolated, have been denied their fundamental right to meet and socialize with their peers, friends, or neighbors. The government continues to do this in a shameless manner, and for many, the latest restrictions, imposed without rationale, proportionality or regard for lawfulness, in the middle of the Christmas season, is more than a step too far. Public access to information is the key to a democratic society and it is time to demand it.
Below is a letter you can adapt and send to urge “indoor operators” to make a stand now and demand answers. You can also copy to your local elected representatives.
To: Name of owner/ manager
Name of Hotel/ Restaurant/Bar/ Nightclub/ event/ other
BY REGISTERED POST OR BY EMAIL TO