COVID-19: 10 habits to adopt while shopping

April 9th at 5:34pm
COVID-19: 10 habits to adopt while shopping

In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we must all behave responsibly by complying with the directives of the OFSP and the Federal Council. Additionally, we must all have good habits when we expose ourselves to a potential risk of contamination.

For several weeks now, COVID-19 has completely disrupted our daily lives. The Federal Council is asking us all to respect the OFSP guidelines during this pandemic, and to leave our homes only when necessary.

In spite of our good will, there are still some situations that force us to leave our homes, whether it is to go shopping, walk the dog or take out the garbage. In order to behave responsibly and limit the spread of the virus, it is important to realize that each of these outings represents a potential risk of contamination with COVID-19.

In this article, Batmaid is offering up 10 simple reflexes to adopt when you go shopping in order to preserve everyone's health.

Note: To limit the amount of time spent shopping, try going to a store you already know well so that you can find what you need quickly and easily.

Coronavirus: 10 reflexes to make your shopping safe

  1. List everything you need to buy on a piece of paper before you go shopping. To limit the number of trips back and forth while shopping, try order the items you wish to buy according to their location in the store.
  2. Wear a mask or scarf to protect your nose and mouth, whether you are sick or not.
  3. Use a piece of tissue paper to touch handles and doors, then throw it straight into the bin.
  4. Disinfect your hands and your caddy/cart when you arrive in a store, and keep a safe distance while you shop.
  5. Do not touch your face. If you need to blow your nose, dispose of your tissue directly into a bin and disinfect your hands before continuing shopping.
  6. Avoid touching your personal belongings (clothes, bag, phone, etc.) while shoppingm, and be sure to disinfect your hands before doing so.
  7. Do not touch any food if you are not sure you are buying it. Choose safe items you are familiar with to reduce your time hesitating in the store.
  8. Pay for your purchases at self-service checkouts to avoid unnecessary contact. Disinfect your hands after using the touch screen.
  9. Pay by contactless payment.
  10. Wash your hands properly when you get home.

Out of respect for your health and that of others, we recommend that you respect these simple precautions. We remind you that anyone can be a healthy carrier, that is to say, you can be contagious without even showing any symptoms.

If you liked this article, you will be interested to read in "How to sanitize your hands properly".