Custom title not found
- Jan 5, 2001
- Way on Down South, London Town
there must be many elderly people for whom this process is pretty crazy.
I also came to these same conclusions a few days ago when trying to unsuccessfully get an online order booked. As I have mentioned already, we've been self-isolating since we got home from holiday. We've had no opportunity to go into a store and panic-buy and we are out of fresh stuff. I didn't want to go because of the long queues with no social distancing evident. The supermarkets say they are helping the self-isolating but they have done absolutely nothing to help. So, when they also say they are helping the elderly and NHS staff, I see it as no more than a cynical marketing ploy. We'll be okay. My wife is a mild asthmatic but it is managed and she knows her triggers. What about the very elderly with similar conditions that are not serious enough to make "the government list" like @Hugh 's mum? What about those who aren't internet connected, or who wouldn't know how to make an online order even if they were taking new online customers? Someone asked this question this morning on BBC Breakfast and apparently this is something the NHS volunteers can help with. That isn't organised yet.I am surprised that a major supermarket hasn’t been able to get a handle on prioritising the vulnerable (and anyone over 70 for that matter)
So we've been doing smash and grabs at smaller grocers and shops, when they didn't look busy. However, most of those have no idea of the meaning of social distancing if someone else does come inside, and the staff have obviously never had any kind of training. Some food safety training would at least cover much of the cross-contamination issues.
I've seen exactly that too.cashier wearing nitrile gloves, resting face on gloved hand
We've also been using farm shops, but today we found out that many have closed, or else they are only taking online orders for collection. I think that next week we are going to have no alternative than to visit a supermarket.