A pub in the United Kingdom has put up an electric fence at the bar to make sure that patrons continue to social distance amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple reports on Sunday.
Management at The Star Inn, located in St Just, Cromwell said its staff got tired of some patrons ignoring social distancing guidelines. So the bar installed the wired electrified fence to shock locals into behaving.
"It's there for social-distancing," Star Inn landlord Johnny McFadden told CornwallLive on Sunday. "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."
McFadden said the fence is normally shut off, but warned: "It can be turned on."
A couple of patrons were electrocuted by the fence on Saturday night, after consuming a bit too many drinks, according to the paper.