Going to supermarkets and food stores is one of the few exceptions for which it is possible to leave home: the idea is to go out only when strictly necessary. For this reason, it is also essential to plan purchases and menus: it is not about leaving the house frequently but doing it as little as possible. In addition, one person should go shopping alone, preferably the same person if possible, and, of course, respect the general hygiene and prevention measures.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Those who live in a block of flats should avoid using the elevator and instead use the stairs. If you have to use the elevator, you have to wait until no one is there because it is tough to keep a safe distance in such a small space. In addition, care should be taken not to touch the buttons or the door, as they are surfaces that have been in contact with many other people. A key or other object can be used to press the buttons, rather than directly by hand.
Bring antibacterial gel.
Drops that someone expels through their mouth or nose can get onto objects and surfaces. If someone else touches them, they run the risk of catching it. That is why it is a good idea to carry a small container with antibacterial gel, which contains at least 60% alcohol, to disinfect your hands if you touch something that the virus could contaminate.
Wear a mask.
Wearing a mask is highly recommended in public spaces as its use significantly reduces the risk of contagion. Avoid touching the mask while wearing it. If you do, wash your hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and water.
Don’t touch your face.
If we touch a surface contaminated with the virus and then put our hands to our eyes, nose, or mouth, we introduce the virus into our body. It is essential to remember that if we use gloves, after touching something impregnated with the virus, we feel our face with the gloves, we can become infected in the same way as if we did not wear them.
Wash your hands properly.
Use warm or cold running water, turn off the tap, and lather your hands, rubbing them with soap until they foam, and then wash very well for 20 seconds up to our elbows.