How to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus While Shopping?

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Well, there’s no doubt that coronavirus is highly dangerous and spread faster than the wildfire. When most of the world is locked down due to coronavirus, but even in this situation, your shopping malls and grocery stores are open so that you can buy essential items easily.

But, in this outbreak, when you go out for a couple of minutes to buy essentials for your family, then you can easily catch coronavirus. So, when you are going out to buy essentials for your family, then you have to follow a couple of precautions that can help you in safe shopping. 

Don’t touch surfaces

When you are buying groceries in your nearest local market, then you should avoid touching any surface. Moreover, when you go to the counter, empty the basket, don’t touch it again, make sure there is hand rub at the counter to use and then pay. You should just put stuff into your own bag and while checking out you have to pay either electronically or just put cash on the counter without making any human contact.

Avoid human contact 

A shopping mall is a socializing place where we usually interact with other shoppers or mall staff. But, you need to keep human interaction and contact to a minimum. You should try to maintain a safe distance with other shoppers or mall staff. Don’t touch anyone while shopping. However, if you have to ask something from the mall staff, then make at least one meter of distance between you and the person before asking anything.

Wear mask and gloves 

Prevention is always better than the cure, thus you should wear masks and gloves before going shopping. By wearing gloves and masks, you will enter an extra shielding around you. The masks might not completely protect you from the virus attack, but it will keep you somehow safe. So, never go shopping without wearing a mask and gloves.

Keep pocket sanitizer 

When you are shopping for groceries in the supermarket for your family, then you need to be very cautious and protect yourself for the sake of your family. Thus, you should keep a hand sanitizer in your bag and keep on cleaning your hands after a couple of minutes with it. Whenever you have touched something contagious in the shopping mall, then you should immediately use hand sanitizers to protect yourself and your family from this deadly virus.

Clean your Groceries 

Yup, once you have brought the groceries from the mall, then you should clean all the packets and bottles thoroughly with water or sanitizer, by doing this you will kill all the germs that are present on the surface of the different packages and bottles. This virus is so dangerous because it can easily grow on different surfaces for a long period of time. So, you should definitely clean all the packaged goods and wash all the perishable items.

Clean your Vehicle 

If you are not wearing any kind of gloves and masks, then you should definitely clean your vehicles after your shopping groceries. You should wipe the steering wheel and leather seats of your car with strong alcoholic cleaning supplies so that if any virus present in your car won’t affect you.

In the intense lockdown situation, you have to go out for groceries. But, if you are not careful while shopping for groceries, then you can catch coronavirus easily. Thus, follow all the effective tips and keep yourself and your family safe during this pandemic situation.