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Stay safe when shopping for healthy food

“You have to act like everyone around you is a virus-carrier…”  

While this might sound like an exaggeration, it is something we need to keep in mind while we’re out shopping for our groceries and healthy food. It’s also important that we are aware of the safety of the essential workers and retail staff. They are working so that you can buy essentials. The least you can do is help keep them safe.

Grocery shopping is one of the few reasons we need to go out in public at the moment (unless you’re an essential worker). So when you go to the shops, how do you stay safe AND keep the other shoppers and retail staff safe?

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7 Ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 while grocery shopping

Here are a few suggestions based on Govt regulations and common sense:

  • Wear a cloth mask (preferably a triple-layered one). The majority of stores have made it compulsory to wear a mask when entering.
  • Stay at least two metres away from other shoppers
  • Avoid physical contact with anyone. Handle your own card transaction, and tap to pay if possible.
  • Don’t touch items unless you’re buying them
  • Wipe down your trolley and sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the store
  • Don’t touch your face
  • Wash your hands after unpacking your bags at home, and wipe down your kitchen surfaces, too. You can also wipe down the grocery packages if you feel the need to.

Be wise, be vigilant, be safe. Take care.

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