If the past 6 months has taught us anything, it is that “prevention is better than cure” when it comes to dealing with the ongoing pandemic.
With Covid-19 wreaking havoc across the world with no intention of slowing down, the responsibility rests with each citizen to ensure that they undertake maximum precautions while going on about their daily chores.
Since a seemingly innocuous task like going grocery shopping can expose you to the risk of infection, it is crucial that you adopt a few measures to keep yourself as well as others safe.
Here are a few precautionary measures that you can undertake to alleviate the risks of contracting Covid-19:
While Venturing Out to Purchase Groceries
Going out to get groceries for your home can be a herculean task given the rising number of infections everywhere. In this case, it is important to keep your mask on at all times and avoid touching it to minimise the risk of infecting it.
Opt for purchasing packaged goods so that you can clean or sanitise it easily and make sure to sanitise your hand before you enter the store.
While Going Out to Avail Services Like Haircuts, et al
In such cases make sure that book an appointment well in advance to avoid crowds.
Furthermore, ensure that the service provider is following all safety precautions like regular sanitisation, use of gloves, masks, etc.
After Returning Home
Immediately after returning home, you must wash your hands thoroughly with soap water and change your clothes. Make sure that you put the clothes you were wearing in the wash basket and store your mask safely in a box.
Discard the packaging of any item that you have purchased while you were outside.
If you start noticing Covid-like symptoms, self-isolate immediately!
While Cooking or Ordering Online
Before cooking, clean your vegetables thoroughly. If you are ordering food online, opt for contactless delivery from restaurants that are maintaining hygiene protocols.
Make sure you get rid of the packaging immediately after receiving your order.
With these few measures in place, you can reduce the risks of Covid-19 by quite an extent.