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Older Drinkers Risk Discrimination Says Charity

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Older drinkers are at risk of discrimination in pubs because they do not have smartphones to order food and drinks on an app, a charity has warned.

A man was refused service at The Angel at Corbridge on Monday

They told him customers were required to use an app to order and submit their contact details to NHS Test and Trace, despite government guidance that allows drinkers to fill in their details on a paper form if they are unable to use the official NHS app.

Its the same with paying bills, you have to have a bank account to do this now, there is no freedom of choice for the elderly

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/13/older-drinkers-risk-discrimination-says-charity-pub-refuses

TerenceMealing
24 days ago
What do you think of this?
beccatavender
beccatavender22 days ago

Whilst I am only in my 50s I don't currently have a Smart phone, I think I going to have to give in and get one .

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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22 days ago

Its the same at many fuel stations now, there is no attendant , you just pay by card , if there is a mistake or malfunction you have to call a helpline

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beccatavender
beccatavender22 days ago

I do have a Smart phone for work and just a old Android phone for calls for personal use. My husband as Smart phone but I don't want to be refused service if I'm not with him🙂

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Gazz3
Gazz322 days ago

I have smartphone, but refuse to have that big brother test and trace app. I just fill in my details on paper form and pay with cash.

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lynneh
lynneh22 days ago

Gazz3 I don’t use the app either. But each site it’s just a clock in clock out. That’s it am sure. Rather that than have all your details on display in a pub. Gdpr etc. Many places before would leave their clipboard lying down for anyone to read at.

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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22 days ago

Gazz3 Big Brother 🍳

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tumblespots
tumblespots22 days ago

I read this and told Mr T. He thought the same as me (as neither of us has a smart phone) they will lose business. Nothing could induce me to try and learn how to work one of those funky phones. I just want a phone to make a call or text and don't want to be a slave to it.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock22 days ago

Although nearly 70 I am happy to use a smartphone for this but it might take me a few minutes! My husband wouldn’t be able to as he has a Windows phone but I am close to persuading him to upgrade. It is the way the world is going and most of us have the choice to join in or miss out. I have resisted most new devices as they have been introduced but would hate to be without my iPad and the internet now.

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