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Social Distance Pub Quizzing

How to run a pub quiz - and remain socially distant

Pub Quiz

When pubs reopen, pub quizzes will be a little different- social distancing will be encouraged.

You may find some teams will not want to use paper in the traditional manner, so here's a guide on how to run a pub quiz in the traditional manner without needing to give out and receive paper answer sheets.


First off - ideally you'll need either WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger on your mobile phone - the following instructions are for WhatsApp but they are similar for Messenger (This will require everyone to be on Facebook so is trickier)

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The best way to run the quiz is using a laptop - or maybe a tablet.

Ensure you have WhatsApp installed - You can download WhatsApp for PC/Mac here - also use the link for your phone


Add email addresses

Set Up Teams on WhatsApp for the night's quiz

You'll need contact details for everyone who is in the night's quiz.

Give out your details as part of your pre-quiz announcements and ask team captains to message you via WhatsApp with their Name and Team Name.

As you receive captains' details - click the number and add to your contacts as they come in.
We suggest to Store as First Name - and Team Name in the Surname box


Run Your Quiz


Now you can run your quiz as normal.
The difference is that the team captain needs to type answers as a WhatsApp message - Answers 1 to 10 on one message then submit.
You may decide to take answers one by one... but this is a bit disjointed.

Read out the questions, recap the questions and then ask team captains to submit answers

To discourage cheating - we suggest the rule in your quiz is only one mobile on the table per team - and that should be the team captain



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