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I know but most have shut due to external pressure from media and not helped by Boris announcing stricter controls on Monday and then most businesses took this as them being non essential and shut. Tuesday the government back tracked and has since been more specific with it's guidance as in the linked GOV website. The point I was poorly trying to make is that things have closed without needing to (due to poor information) and that the media is making it look like anyone out going to work that isn't clearly working for the NHS should be strung up as they could be spreading the virus. Several suppliers and sites have shut because of this poor information, losing much needed income. If the government had isolated the vulnerable groups from the start then maybe things might not have been as bad?Pubs and restaurants CAN run a takeaway service if they want, and a lot of them are.
More broadly, I think the government all along has been trying to balance harm to individuals against harm to the economy, but they haven't been 100% transparent about that.