Should you still be worried about coronavirus while out shopping?
Monday, 10 August · 1 min read

If you regularly visit shops, either to pick up essential items or just to browse, you may be wondering what you have to do to stay safe from coronavirus.

Even if infections seem to be going down, you should continue following general advice to keep your distance from other people, wash your hands regularly and wear a face mask.

Face masks are important as it may be harder to keep a distance from other people inside a store.

But experts say there are other things you can do to reduce your risk and help keep others safe. You can:

  • remember to keep a distance when queuing and ask others around you to do this as well
  • wash your hands or use sanitiser before and after entering a shop
  • make sure you follow a one-way system if present
  • try to avoid touching products you don't plan to buy
  • avoid using cash and pay by contactless cards if you can
  • throw out any packaging or bags when you get home
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