Bar proudly shares negative review to make point about tricky Covid customers
A bar has shared a scathing review written by a punter unhappy about having to follow Covid-19 restrictions.
Voodoo Belfast proudly shared a recent 2-star review on its social media pages to give the public an idea of the kind of customers they’re forced to deal with.
The review, written by a Tripadvisor reviewer named ‘Okim’, complains that Voodoo made them conduct a “medical exam”, Belfast Live reported.
By this they meant that the bar took precautionary measures such as asking customers to wear a mask indoors and taking their temperatures before entry.
The reviewer goes on to complain about being prompted to participate in track and trace, which is designed to break infection chains.
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The reviewer then remarks that they left Voodoo to go to another bar, which had “no mention of wearing a mask, no gun, no track and trace!”
The full review by Okim reads: “Shame. We were looking forward for a pint in here once opened again. Unfortunately on entering it was like we had to conduct a medical exam first.
“Waiter almost had a fit as we had no mask on and told us to move back to the door.
“We told him we were exempt, which he said was ok.
“Next, before asking, he went at me with the temperature gun, invading my personal space and privacy!
“I recoiled. No thank you. We told him we’d go elsewhere, before the his track and trace clipboard came out.
“Way over the top. Not a pleasant experience. I understand that government guidelines are in place for establishments, but this is not law.
“We went to another bar, no mention of wearing a mask, no guns, no track and trace!”
While some bars may have recoiled when confronted with a bad review, Voodoo embraced it.
“When is a bad review actually a good review?” a post on the bar’s page read.
“Answer: In the middle of a pandemic.
“At Voodoo we want to ensure all of our staff and customers are safe.
“We want to show governments and scientists that live music can come back again and it’s in safe hands.”
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