I’ll help you to safely do your grocery shopping, order takeaway food and receive food deliveries – all whilst keeping your bubble safe.
COVID-19 infection is mainly spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets – from coughing or sneezing. Cooked foods may be safe, but what about the packaging? Public concerns are increasing about accidently picking up infected droplets from inanimate objects, as it was announced in mid-March that coronavirus was detectable on cardboard (24h), plastics and stainless steel (3 days), copper (4h) and remains in the air for up to 3h – the New England Journal of Medicine study found.
- Grocery shopping
Limit your trips to supermarkets or farmers markets to once a week or once a fortnight. It’s not essential to go daily.
On shopping day:
- Prepare a place where you can bring all your groceries to ‘decontaminate’ when you get home. Set out an area in your kitchen or outdoor area and define a ‘dirty’ zone and a ‘clean zone’. In this ‘dirty’ zone you should have a spray bottle of 70% ethanol, disposable wipes or paper towel and a bucket or sink of soapy water.
- Sanitise your hands before you enter and after you leave the store or markets – take your own supply to guarantee this step.
- Make a list, so you know exactly what you need to get to minimise time spent in the shopping environment.
- Don’t pick up or touch items you don’t plan on purchasing.
- Remove all items from bags and place groceries in the ‘dirty’ zone. Store shopping bags away until next shop – They are considered ‘dirty’ but there is no need to wash them.
- Group ‘like’ packages and ‘decontaminate’ as below. Once ‘decontaminated’ items are moved into the ‘clean’ zone and put away.