I “singled out” supermarkets because you said;I knew you would have to single out supermarkets, that's why I included the other job roles. Plus only the headline supermarkets paid out. A bet my local independent didn't and many of the other small partner chains.
Nurses etc. deserve a one off bonus if people can only ever focus on financial reward over job satisfaction and feeling of doing good & the right thing. Don't soldiers get a temporary increase when in active conflict duty.
“Shop assistance in supermarkets without high-end PPE and seeing vast numbers of strangers in enclosed spaces also did Sterling work,”
You didn’t say that you meant the guy working in your local Londis.
However, apart from the Police and Nurses, all of the other examples you gave are employed by Private Sector businesses, so it is their employees’ responsibility to treat them however they see fit. In the same way, the Nurses and Police are employed by the Public Sector (UKG), so it’s their responsibility to treat them accordingly. This has been discussed numerous times in the Covid section. You can’t directly compare Private/Public sector (whether positively or negatively) as they are entirely separate entities.