Supermarkets should be required to clean with a desinfectant each of the trolleys/ baskets after each user. Moreover hand desinfectants should be obligatory at the entrance and exit to/from supermarkets. Additionally each person should wear a face mask

Why the contribution is important

In my opinion, the supermarkets significantly affect the virus spread and hamper the efforts of social distancing. Larger supermarkets have probably on average at least 500 people per day going through it- if only 5 undiagnosed carriers enter the supermarket, potentially 495 people are per day at risk of catching infection. The virus survives on surfaces for prolonged time (even multiple days if you take into account that many things are refrigerated), most of food bought in supermarkets is prepacked and need to be handled, some people are actually touching multiple packages before they choose their 'favourite' pack and by doing that spread the infection...

by maciejparys on May 05, 2020 at 02:36PM

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  • Posted by Donald May 05, 2020 at 22:28

    Totally agree. Local Aldi is like a free for all, not control for entry, no trolleys being clearly cleaned, Tesco very good, nothing at ASDA. To much variation being allowed, no environmental monitoring.
  • Posted by Zonino May 06, 2020 at 10:56

    this is being done at the Tesco supermarket that I use for my weekly shop. Limited numbers of people are permitted in store at any one time, queuing outside all at safe distances etc. and it all seems to be working well.

    The only issue I have with it is with those people that cannot adhere to a simple one-way system once they are actually in the store.

    Come on folks this is not rocket science, just please follow the arrows in the right direction for Pete's sake!!
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