Yes, you're a PSI contractor through a company with very little overheads, quite easy to be prepared for downturn with few overheads and just a cat to feed. Most businesses have commercial rent, wages, SGC, equipment leases, excessive compliance costs, list goes on. Can't just wish that away when suddenly something out of your control causes nil income to be derived, how could anyone foresee something like this occurring? Yes, there's challenging times with business but this is armageddon for most business but to you they're just acting like a "Dick".The 'some' restrictions you're referring to won't smooth the curve, can't have it both ways.
I'm classed as a micro-business. I deliberately chose that because I don't want to be exposed to too much risk. My contracts were all cancelled on Tuesday, when the intra-state travel advisory came out. But, I've planned for these scenarios. I suppose that makes me a 'nervous nellie' generally, but one part of me is not that sympathetic to many of my colleagues out there, that don't manage their risk properly, because 'she'll be right, will never happen' attitude so prevalent in this country. It's such a strong cultural imbedded thing. Act like a dick, then cry like a baby the instant something challenging comes up. It does my head in. If you'd told those people to act more responsibly in the good times, they'd tell you to F.O. Then in the bad times expect everyone to come running to their aid. It's good you're all looking out for each other, because it's not other people's job to clean up after risk-takers.
Your contempt for SME's who risk their behinds is astounding, because they take on risk your empathy towards them is NIL, it's so callous!!