During the global fight against the pandemic, many of us are still figuring out how to maintain personal hygiene and the required guidelines while shopping for groceries or other essentials. You are watching NYK. We bring you a list of important tips to keep safe when you step outside to purchase essentials.
• Stay back if you are not well
This is the most important! If you are sick with the virus or might think you have the symptoms, you should stay at home unless you need medical care. By doing this you can prevent the illness from spreading to other people.
• Avoid going out without a face cover or mask
The government and health authorities are advising everyone to cover their face and nose if they need to go out. A mask or face cover need not be surgical, you can also use a cotton cloth or handkerchief. Covering face and nose helps to reduce the chances of transmission.
• Carry your Bag
It's advisable to carry your bag when going for grocery shopping. Do not depend on the store to provide a shopping bag. Try and purchase foods which can be stored only for 2 or 3weeks or they are not expired. Step outside only during non-peak hours.
• Opt for contactless or touch less payments
There are many new forms of payments such as non-touch machines. Opt for the same, if possible. This reduces the unnecessary use of your hands to input the pin to process the payment. Also consider carrying hand sanitizers as a precautionary measure and using it time and again, in case contact less payment is not possible.
So, these were some tips you can follow to stay safe while making grocery shopping trips.