Guidelines for Safe Shopping During COVID-19

Grocery shopping is a necessity that families cannot survive without even during the current lockdown restrictions. Yes, COVID-19 is real and a threat to people’s lives, but with sufficient safety measures, shopping for essentials should not pose any challenges. 

Scientists have asserted that the virus is spread from person-to-person and that properly packaged foodstuffs are safe from contamination. Everyone has to protect themselves and others, including fellow shoppers and grocery store workers from infection by following these simple guidelines.

Cover your face 

This must be obvious to everyone by now and covering the face while in the store is a basic requirement. Since this virus affects the respiratory system and is airborne, it is advisable to cover your face, especially the nose, to limit spread through one’s breathing. 

To go along with this are good grade wipes that you may carry on you or use the store’s provision to wipe down the shopping cart or the basket handles.

Shop online for home delivery

Perhaps ordering your groceries online is the safest way to shop during this period. Online shopping is one of the benefits of e-commerce that provides a solution to the current crisis facing the world. 

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Observe social distancing

To minimize person-to-person infection, observe reasonable social distancing while shopping at your local grocery store. Store management will place measures to control the number of shoppers on the grocery floor at any time to allow for safe distance and movement. 

The recommended distance is at least 6 feet between you and the nearest person every time you move within the aisles or at the checkout counters.

Check for seniors shopping time

Senior citizens are among those considered vulnerable to the coronavirus scourge and need special protection. Most grocery stores have set aside special hours exclusively for seniors to shop in relative safety. 

Check with your local grocer if they have such allowance and take advantage while observing all the other safety measures put in place against the virus spread.

Handle the groceries hygienically

Resist the impulse to touch the fruits and vegetables with uncovered hands and instead inspect the product with your eyes to minimize contamination. 

The same goes for all other products in the store so that you only touch that which you intend to buy. At the same time, try not to touch your face during the time, you are in the store to curb contamination.

Limit your visits to the store

Avoid frequent visits to the store by planning your shopping well to last you at least for a week. Buy what is enough for a week’s supply so that there is enough for everyone and it helps avoid wastage through expiry. Do not bring along children or extra people to minimize crowding in the store and to observe social distancing.

Be kind to the grocery workers

The times are challenging for all of us with so much suspicion and frayed tempers, but we have to be kind to one another. 

Grocery employees work so hard and selflessly to make sure we get our supplies and a word of appreciation and encouragement is good for their morale. Be patient, respectful, and dutifully follow their directions while in the store to ensure safety for all and the smooth running of the shopping exercise.

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