Does that mean the infected have to pay, or is it covered by your public health Insurance (is here)
Mum and Shops? Do you mean like delis or small shops of all kinds?
What used to be called ‘Delis’ or ‘Convenience stores’ Sold things like bread, milk, cigarettes, newspapers, ice cream and Cold cuts, plus a bunch of other things. Very few left here in South Australia. The gas stations have taken that business because they no longer do repairs. Very expensive.
They tend to be owned by supermarket chains. When you buy groceries of $30 or greater, you a discount voucher printed on your receipt. The discount is 4 cents a litre. We also have a petrol price cycle during the week. In my area, the price of petrol presently varies from 69 cents litre to as low as 24 cents litre.
I hate using those fucking vouchers as well as constant changes to prices. I checked, it’s not illegal, it’s just marketing strategy.
Because alcohol may not be sold in supermarkets (or delis) the major supermarkets also own the bigger liquor store chains. Usually situation close to as supermarket. They have discount wars. It’s only of academic interest to me because I stopped drinking in 2002.
Monopolies are technically illegal here, but for some strange reason, oligopolies are not. So we have 2 major chains (Plus Aldi only recently). Same with soap products; many brands, but only two major producers. The degree to which they effect the market is arguable.