A pub in the UK has erected an electric fence to ensure customers adhere to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines.
The Starr Inn in Cornwall has taken action to prevent customers from crowding near staff at its bar.
A warning sign has been placed in close proximity to the fence to inform customers.
Speaking to Cornwall Live, Star Inn landlord, Johnny McFadden, said: “It’s there for social-distancing.”
“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,”
He confirmed to the publication that while the fence is usually switched off, it can be turned on whenever required.
According to reports, some customers have already claimed they have been shocked by the fence.
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