As a frontline health worker, my overtime rates have been considerably increased due to the current situation. All extra shifts will be paid at 150% (double plus a half), up from 100%. Extended shifts, first 4 hours, 100% (Double bubble),up from 50% (time and a half) then 150% after that.
I feel quite embarrassed, what with so many people being laid off, but the general public seem to support the rise. I don't feel like a hero and my thoughts are with those who are struggling.
I've just seen the videos of people fighting to get into shops and rows of empty shelves. Why can other nation's people behave themselves and shop sensibly, yet Brits have to shame themselves? Reminds me of England fans at football tournaments.
Just been announced that pubs over here can only stay open while they are serving food. When the kitchen shuts, so does the bar. On top of that, they have to enforce a 1 metre space between each customer. Clubs are all closed for 2 weeks. Challenging times ahead.