I have several questions about the practicalities of shopping for food at the present time.
1. Is it known that washing, say, fruit tomatoes etc. under the tap will get rid of any virus? I eat a lot of salads and notice customers in supermarkets and markets are still feeling the fruit to evaluate it
2. It’s necessary to handle a supermarket trolley or basket when shopping. Of course, you can wash your hands when you get home, but you will have to place the items in a bag, the handle of which may itself become contaminated. And what of the packaging of the foods which you handle? How long can the virus remain on cardboard?
3. Is it a good idea to use a fridge, given that you could cross-contaminate items already in it?
4. How can you avoid contact with your front door handle as you return to your house? What about keys? Debit cards? Many people would not have enough wipes to clean these?
5. Touch-screens at check-outs? Would tin foil work with these? How to avoid contact with the card reader when contactless is impossible?
If anyone has any answers for dealing with these questions please reply.