Happened to me today. I asked the operator had she had the cough long? She replied yes, she had a sister that worked in childcare who kept bringing home infections and passing them on.
- repack your groceries and find another checkout if one is open?
- hastily don a face mask?
- hand the operator your hand wash gel and ask them to use it before handling your groceries?
- Abandon your weekly shopping?
- Grin and bear it and keep your distance, then wash your hands frequently thereafter?
I did the latter, but what do others with low immunity do?
Most supermarkets locally now provide a self check out option, but I'd prefer to keep people in employment and I enjoy the social interaction. There is also internet shopping/home delivery which I may well use if my immunity drops further. (I also appreciate that you've got no control over who restocks the shelves or handles produce before you do, or if you arrange for home delivery, who packs and delivers your groceries...)
I'd be interested in how others would handle this situation.