You, like me James, are actually doing the right thing by following the guidelines and going to work - though that doesn't sit well with a lot of people. Providing we keep up the social distancing (not a problem for me - I might see 2 people a day that I can talk to at a distance !), and follow the other guidelines, we're actually (currently) encouraged to carry on working if possible. The government guidelines are fairly clear....
"With the exception of the organisations covered above in the section on closing certain businesses and venues, the government has not required any other businesses to close – indeed it is important for business to carry on."
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... rom-others
More on their FAQ:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... nd-cant-do
4. Should I stay at home or go to work?
You may travel for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.
Certain jobs require people to travel to their place of work – for instance if they operate machinery, work in construction or manufacturing, or are delivering front line services such as train and bus drivers.
5. I’m not a critical worker and I can’t work from home. What should I do?
If you cannot work from home then you can still travel to work. This is consistent with the Chief Medical Officer’s advice.
6. How can I find out if my work is essential or not?
The government is not saying only people doing “essential” work can go to work. Anyone who cannot work from home can still go to work.