How To Stay Safe and Protected In A Busy Supermarket During The Coronavirus Crisis

If you are an anxious and easily stressed-out person who is extremely concerned about catching coronavirus, there are a number of steps you can take that will help you to feel safe and protected when you go shopping for groceries in your favourite busy supermarket. You are probably aware that there are more shops open now, that were shut during the lockdown, and as a result there will be even more people out and about who might be pushing and shoving where you intend to go.

Always make sure, that when you go grocery shopping, you wear a cloth or fabric facemask to protect yourself and to protect others. You will feel so much safer, and more protected and more comfortable about coronavirus, when you are in close contact with other people as you go up and down the aisles and while you are queuing in line at the till. A facemask will prevent you from breathing in droplets from the air, and this will help to stop the spread of the virus.

Plan to go when you think the supermarket will be less crowded and less busy. You might prefer to go early in the morning, but check that it will not be an hour slot for the disabled, the elderly, or NHS staff. You could go in the evening, perhaps when they are due to shut, or during the school run or the rush hour. Doing this will help you with social distancing, because it will be easier to keep your 2 metre distance from other people in the supermarket.

Before you go shopping, check through the food that you have in the house already, and make a very clearly written list of all the things you need to buy. This will save you a lot of time when you are in the supermarket, and if you have this list you can do all the shopping much more quickly. If you know the shop very well, and you know which aisle each item is in, write the list in aisle number order. Having a list will also reduce the amount of contact you have with supermarket staff such as cashiers, and all the other shoppers.

You will need to think carefully about the weather, and the fact that all supermarkets now demand that customers wait outside in a queue before they are let in one by one. However, when it is very cold, or pouring with torrential rain or during a thunderstorm, some supermarkets in the UK are experimenting with ways of keeping customers dry while they queue. Customers will be allowed to park their car, log in to a virtual queue online and sit in their car while they queue, rather than having to stand waiting outside.

When you are actually in the supermarket, be aware that not every single person there will be following the rules. There will be a lot of customers who simply cannot be bothered to follow the 2 metre arrows that are painted on the shop floor for people to stand on as they go round the aisles. They may simply be in a hurry, and might push against you and cough or sneeze nearby. Just be aware that there might also be some panic-buying going on as well, and people might get involved in a sort of fight to get the last tin of own-brand tomatoes from a shelf. Be constantly cautious and constantly aware of what you are doing at all times when you are shopping, and what you are touching. Use any hand sanitizer provided and do things like sanitize the trolley handle.

And then, when you finally get home again, you can use a disinfectant wipe to wipe down glass containers and things like tins of soup. Wash your hands before you put everything in the cupboard, refrigerator, or freezer.

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