It’s been a month since the announcement of the circuit breaker measures in Singapore and about three more weeks to go! Please note that everyone is still highly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, unless going out to stock up on daily essentials or seek medical attention.
But if you think you really, really have to go out for a quick grocery run, please check out the tips below to make sure you do it safe and quick!
1. Plan ahead.
Treat this grocery run as if you were heading out for war (because it partly is, except that it’s a war against an invisible enemy!). First, consider checking Space Out SG to see which supermarkets in your vicinity are the least crowded. Next, prepare your reusable grocery bags, your EZ-link card or car keys, cash and/or cards, your IC if you’re heading to a wet market, and most importantly: #2!
2. Make a list.
Making a grocery list not only reduces the time you spend in store, but also helps you maximize your trip and make sure you do not forget anything. Quick tip: Write your list down on a piece of paper instead of saving it in your phone to avoid spreading germs and contaminating it.
3. Bring disinfectant wipes and sanitizers.
Supermarkets are public places and who knows how many people touch those grocery items and carts on a daily basis? While some of our frontline service workers help make sure our public surfaces are clean, it wouldn’t hurt to take an extra precaution by bringing along disinfectants with you. Use these to wipe shopping cart handles and to frequently sanitize your hands.
Check out our Global Journey Pocket Hand Sanitisers with 62% Ethyl Alcohol here.
4. Wear comfy clothes.
Grocery shopping on a normal day vs. grocery shopping in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic are two different stories! Dress comfortably when you go out and carry a small bag with you to make sure all your important items are well within reach. Check out our Fitkicks Waist Pouch, suitable not only for grocery runs but for jogs and workouts too!
5. Wear a mask.
In Singapore, it is now compulsory to wear a mask when you go out, except for children under two or when you’re working out and doing strenuous activities such as running. So make sure you wear either a disposable mask or a reusable one before you leave the house.
6. Keep your distance.
Despite self-distancing measures, some supermarkets in SG still tend to be a bit crowded sometimes. Make sure you keep at least a meter distance from people when queuing or shopping. For reference, that’s about the length of a regular shopping cart!
7. Be mindful of what you touch.
Studies show that we touch our face about 20 times per hour. Twenty. Times. And that’s particularly bad during a pandemic.
So be very mindful about what you touch—random grocery items, your phone, wallet, cash, keys, and most especially your face. Just because the grocery run’s quick doesn’t mean it’s completely safe. If your nose feels itchy, sanitize your hands and grab a clean tissue to gently scratch it.
Once again, go out for a grocery run if you must, but please be safe and try to #StayHome as much as possible.
So shop online instead and do check us out for your other home and lifestyle needs such as office and work essentials, fun toys and activities for the kids and the family, active lifestyle wear and fitness accessories, home and living products, and a whole lot more!
You won’t even need to step out of the house because FREE door-to-door delivery islandwide. Yass!
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