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Here are some simple tips to follow when you go to the supermarket:

  • Shops will be doing their best to limit the number of shoppers – helping you keep a safe distance from others.
  • Be kind to essential workers, and others you’re sharing the shop with.
  • Come prepared with a list so you can get in and out as quickly as possible.
  • If at all possible only send one person from your household to do the whole shop. You may need to take young children with you if there is no carer available.
  • Keep 1.5 metres away from others, including staff – they need to keep safe too!
  • Use a contactless card if you can – avoid cash.
  • Bag groceries away from others if you can.
  • Only touch what you want to buy.
  • If you like, take a soapy towel in a small container to wipe down trolley or basket handles etc.
  • For any fresh produce it is always a good idea to rinse them off with clean water, although using soap, disinfectant or detergent is not recommended as this could affect the taste and may cause stomach upsets.
  • Wipe down packaged goods with a soapy clean towel, then dry.
  • Wash your hands before and after you shop.