Top 10 Things Grocery Workers Want you to do Right Now

Top 10 Things Grocery Workers Want you to do Right Now

During this COVID-19 pandemic, grocery works have emerged as superheroes for shoppers. Just in a mid-night, they have transformed into front-line workers by showing the bravery for keeping the country fed and making sure that people are getting enough supplies. During this pandemic, going to work daily is a factor of risk for the grocery workers, but the Government has also come forward to keep these grocery works safe. So if you are going shopping, there are few things that you must keep in mind and follow during the shopping.

  1.Don’t Take the Whole Family Shopping

  2.Don’t Shop if You Are Sick

  3.Be Polite

  4.Have a Plan

  5.Only Shop Once a Week, or, Even Better, Once Every Two  Weeks

  6.Follow the Rules

  7.Be Patient

  8.Don’t Touch Items Unless You’re Going to Buy Them

  9.Wash Your Hands

  10Don’t Bring Your Reusable Bags

Follow these steps while shopping in a grocery store.

Don’t Take the Whole Family Shopping

Don’t Take the Whole Family Shopping

 

According to the current situation, grocery shopping shouldn’t be considered a social occasion. Choose a single person from your family and let them do the grocery shopping for you, and let them go alone. If you are a parent, then consider not to take your kids shopping as they are not able to maintain social distancing. Every extra person in the store increases the risk of disease to everyone inside. Moreover, it also creates a problem for the people who are waiting outside in a queue for hopping.

Don’t Shop if You Are Sick

Don’t Shop if You Are Sick

The most important thing that you must keep in mind that if you are sick, then you must stay at home until all the symptoms completely pass. Even if you are feeling a little cold, under the weather, or have a running nose, you must stay at home. Some of the corona-infected people have very mild symptoms but they may pass on this infection to other vulnerable people. If you are sick, ask one of your family or try ordering food for you.

Be Polite

Be Polite

Grocery works are proud of themselves as they are serving well to flatten the curve caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They deserve to be respected and thanked. Make sure, while shopping you should be kind to them and thank them for the service they have been offering.

Have a Plan

Have a Plan

To complete the shopping in less and sufficient time, create a list of all the items that you need. While shopping, try not to stop or take a pause for too long in the aisles. Keep it quick and clear so that other shoppers don’t have to wait too long for their turn. Try to get into the shop and come out of the shop as quickly as possible.

Only Shop Once a Week, or, Even Better, Once Every Two Weeks

Only Shop Once a Week, or, Even Better, Once Every Two Weeks

The more you visit the store, the more chances you have of potentially exposing yourself to this virus, and the more of affecting other vulnerable individuals. Since the rush in grocery stores is more, this is also creating some problems for the workers. So stock up your home with enough supplies for a week or two. In this way, you can avoid visiting stores again in the same week or two. It will be safer for everyone.

Follow the Rules

Follow the Rules

The Public Health has issued an order for Canadians, that restricts them to stay at least 2 meters or 6 feet apart from people who do not share the same household. This simply means that during shopping and line-ups at stores you must maintain a distance of at least 2 meters from cashiers, other shoppers employees, and stock people. And this is not a suggestion for people, it a rule that is enforced by the government and everyone must follow it.

Be Patient

Be Patient

Due to COVID, the rush in groceries has increased. Whenever you visit a grocery, you will see a long queue of people waiting for their chance to do shopping. Moreover, due to this pandemic, some of the items have also become out of stock. Due to this, people have started feeling worried and anxious. To keep everything safe, grocery workers are following every safety measure like keeping the shelves stocked, advanced cleaning process, and maintaining physical distance during the shopping. Moreover, most of the workers are doing overtime even with their anxiety. So you have to keep patience and remember that they are also working very hard to serve you.

Don’t Touch Items Unless You’re Going to Buy Them

Don’t Touch Items Unless You’re Going to Buy Them

The COVID-19 infections can be transferred from your hands to grocery items, and then to other people who touch those items. So keep in mind that you only touch the product that you are buying. Do not touch, check, poke, or weigh fruits and vegetables until you have committed to buy it.

Wash Your Hands

Wash Your Hands

One of the best ways to keep yourself safe from Coronavirus is washing hands regularly. Try not to touch your face with your hands. Moreover, also wash your hands before going shopping and coming home back from shopping. Disinfect shopping carts, baskets, and items that you brought from the store.

Don’t Bring Your Reusable Bags

Don’t Bring Your Reusable Bags

Sanitizing a reusable bag is a quite exhausting task, and grocery workers have no idea how to sanitize your reusable bag, or it has already been satisfied. Most of the stores have already banned the use of reusable bags in their stores. So try avoiding to use reusable bags. And if you are still using them don’t ask the grocery works to load up the vegetables for you- do it yourself.

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