While some thirsty punters were patiently lining up to be the first to take a pint in Birmingham, it was another story in Wolverhampton.
As you can see in the video above, the city center was strangely calm this morning.
Billy Wright is one of the many pubs welcoming return customers from 10 a.m. Like many sites, it will offer table service to prevent people from gathering at the bar.
Tables and chairs have been arranged by staff and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the site. Staff will also request contact details for each client during their visit.
West Midlands Police Superintendent Steve Graham urged people to stay safe and “take responsibility for their actions” if they venture to the pub this weekend.
The police commander said, “Businesses have suffered financially from the foreclosures, and it’s great to see them reopen this weekend.
“However, we need people to take personal responsibility for their actions and behavior – respect the social distancing measures that will be in place and follow the instructions set by the sites so that they are able to function effectively and to stay open.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to patrol our cities and town centers and, of course, this weekend we will continue to put in place the appropriate resources.
“We will not take” law enforcement “measures on the sites, it is the responsibility of the licensees, but we will be clearly available if the need arises. “