A local shop had a queue of people waiting to get in on the weekend. The store was mindful of social-distancing rules, so let in two customers at a time, as two left.
This was not a supermarket, pharmacy, butcher shop or baker. Rather, a board-games store in high-demand, as customers loaded up on puzzles and trivia, to stay occupied. Shelves were emptying and the cashier said trading was “three times busier than Christmas”.
A nearby bookshop was also busy. With local libraries shut, the shop traded briskly as customers stocked up on reading. The shop had extra staff to cope with the demand.