While I agree that people should be held to account, and feel that has been done extremely poorly throughout both L4 and by the looks will be in L3 - the Police have absolutely dropped the ball here - I disagree the that we should close, and bankrupt if need be, businesses.
You will find plenty of examples throughout this thread and the shopping one of people not paying attention to or obeying the law. Closer than 2m in the supermarket - well obviously that's the supermarket's fault, shut them down and bankrupt them. Yes, you're going to tell me they are essential blah blah and I agree - however, just because a place is open, does not mean that I need to go in there, particularly if there are already people inside.
Until the Police, or some other entity with the authority to, start to actually enforce the laws that the governmemt keeps spouting, you can expect this to keep happening. It's not a business's fault entirely, and laying the blame squarely at their feet negates the culpability of the retards who can't stop for a second and wait in their car for their turn.
I disagree entirely. The existing (i.e. pre-COVID) framework for health and safety law has made it abundantly clear that the primary duty on ensuring that their operations are without health and safety risk to other people to the extent practicable is on individual PCBUs. They knowingly took a risk and did nothing to control the crowds. There has also been reports that people were congregating because they needed to be close to the shop to hear their names being called out -- that's on the operator.
This is not the same thing as inadvertent and occasional breaches of social distancing at supermarkets. I am the primary shopper for our household and I've never seen any kind of crowding of that extent and nature at my local supermarket. And don't forget this: the supermarkets initially had to operate during an extremely uncertain time, whereas these muppets have had plenty of time to prepare.
The time for sympathy and whataboutism is over: screw them. The majority's welfare is what matters. The best way to protect everyone is for irresponsible businesses like Burger Fuel Glenfield to disappear, along with all the muppets crowding around to be levied massive and on-the-spot fines.