The Government’s plan to safeguard the economy, was to allow 60-80% of the population to contract the virus, get better and provide herd immunity. The few deaths of OAPs and vulnerable people was considered a fair price to pay. March, the Government realises the virus is more deadly than they first thought, the NHS will collapse if that many people contract the virus at the same time and that many more than just a few will die. The plan now, is to spread out the contraction of the virus over a longer time period, so the NHS will be better able to cope. So go to work and contract the virus now, or stay off work and contract it later. Note: Construction sites have not been told to close and there is no Government assistance on offer, most construction workers are fairly healthy and many are immigrants.