Many people across the globe are cooped up in their houses since self-isolation and social distancing have become the new normal. While we are trying almost everything in our power to avoid physical contact with the outside world to control the spread of coronavirus, outdoor items still pave their way in our houses.
Many people also have to leave their houses for vital activities like medical care, essential shopping, etc. You can reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure by practising social distancing and frequent handwashing but shopping for groceries carries extra risk. Buying Indian groceries online in the UK or other countries can be an excellent option to maintain social distancing. However, many of the groceries you’re buying might have probably been handled by others and possibly coughed or sneezed on. Therefore, taking a little extra care is essential when handling your groceries. The below tips will help you sanitise groceries and prevent the spread of the virus to other people and surfaces in your home.
After you return home buying groceries, wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. In the case of online shopping, consider spraying sanitiser over the package before opening it. In both cases, you must empty your bag or the box in a clean area and dump it in the trash. Do not dump your bags if they are not made of disposable materials. You can soak fabric made bags in a bucket of soap water to wash them properly.
You have to handle groceries at home very carefully regardless of the way you buy them. It will reduce the chance of spreading the virus to surfaces in your home or other persons in your family. You can consider cleaning cans and boxes of foods before storing them to reduce possible virus content. When you are done with grocery unpacking, clean the countertops, tables, or other surfaces that were touched by your grocery bags or groceries.
Please do not wash or clean fresh vegetables and meat with alcohol-based sanitiser or soap. You may experience nausea or diarrhoea if these substances enter your stomach. After grocery unpacking and storing, you must consider cleaning your hands with sanitiser or soap before touching other things.
Using Disposable Gloves
Latex made gloves are known for their disposable nature. You can consider wearing them while handling and storing groceries. Many companies offer Indian groceries home delivery services in the UK. You can order groceries from them, but consider wearing gloves to prevent direct contact when receiving the package.
These are the three tips you can follow to sanitise groceries and keep your family safe from coronavirus exposure. Finally, we will recommend buying groceries online as it will help you to avoid physical contact with the outside world.
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