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I am not very good at sanitising

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Sleepyquest Sun 14-Jun-20 11:49:10

AIBU to not

-wash my shopping
-leave parcels outside for 3 days
- wear gloves to open the post

I feel like so many people on mumsnet are being super cautious and my view is that if I were to catch CV off the orange juice carton then I'd be EXTREMELY unlucky. I just can't be bothered with all the sanitising of everything and there would always be something that was missed.

So AIBU? Should we all be steam cleaning our front doors daily and what not?

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Camomila Sun 14-Jun-20 11:52:57

I just put the food shopping away and wash my hands, same with opening the post - throw the envelope away and wash my hands. I do take hand sanitiser out with me though.

DH wears a mask to the supermarket but not out and about.

ToothFairyNemesis Sun 14-Jun-20 11:55:57

We do those things but only because we are shielding. If I had no shielding or vulnerable family members I wouldn’t bother as the risk is so tiny.

BatshitCrazyWoman Sun 14-Jun-20 11:57:26

Like a PP I put shopping away/open the post and wash my hands. That's enough IMO.

Khione Sun 14-Jun-20 12:00:33

not unreasonable at all.

Some do, most don't and I haven't heard of anyone getting anything from touching the shopping. The hand washing is the important thing.

Ooopsijustsnarted Sun 14-Jun-20 12:00:59

I dont do any of those things. Especially waiting 3 days to open a parcel. Im like a kid at Christmas when I get a parcel (that I have more than likely ordered from amazon the day before)
I do take sanitizer with me in my bag, so if I go through gates or have to open doors I can do my hands.

drinkingwineoutofamug Sun 14-Jun-20 12:02:25

Used to put the shop away wash hands
Open mail wash hands
Supermarket in a mask

Wear full ppe at work washing hands etc etc
I have covid .
So even with all the sanitiser & hand washing in the world it's possible to catch it. I work with elderly so had been super cautious. Covid is a bitch

Sparklesocks Sun 14-Jun-20 12:03:10

I don’t do those things. But I wash my hands after unloading my shopping, and chuck away any parcel packaging. I’m washing my hands after I come back in the house having going somewhere too.

bridgetreilly Sun 14-Jun-20 12:05:19

I don't bother. Unless you are shielding, I really don't think it's necessary.

Sandybval Sun 14-Jun-20 12:05:26

I dont either, I just wash my hands before eating etc, although if people want to do those things not going to judge them.

Thaddit Sun 14-Jun-20 12:09:20

The only shopping I wash is the fruit and vegetables I buy loose from the local market stall. Anything else is unpacked and shoved in cupboards or wherever and I wash my hands afterwards. I did this before Covid19 so no change.

Juliet2014 Sun 14-Jun-20 12:10:51

I don’t do any of that and never did
Don’t wear a face mask

iwilltaketwoplease Sun 14-Jun-20 12:11:29

YANBU I don't do any of those. I wash my hands often.

cardibach Sun 14-Jun-20 12:13:22

I used to wash my shopping and leave post a couple of days. I’ve stopped now - it was just making everything seem exhausting. I’m pretty sure I’ve had covid anyway (all the classic symptoms, but no test as didn’t get ill enough for hospital and it was before tests were available anywhere else). I keep social distancing and other measures though.

nointernet Sun 14-Jun-20 12:15:43

I don't do any of those things. Never have.

ScarfLadysBag Sun 14-Jun-20 12:19:12

I've never done that either. The minute risk isn't worth the time/physical and mental energy for me. I haven't read or heard of anyone who thinks they caught it from handling a letter.

carexfairex Sun 14-Jun-20 12:19:50

I have never done any of those things. I just wash my hands.

CrowdedHouseinQuarantine Sun 14-Jun-20 12:30:37

i wash my hands when i come in, less religiously now.
i try and wash before eating/cooking/putting things in the bin

no washing of shopping or waiting to open parcels

how do you learn not to touch your face?

CrowdedHouseinQuarantine Sun 14-Jun-20 12:30:56

i have always washed my hands after sneezing.

CrowdedHouseinQuarantine Sun 14-Jun-20 12:32:02

i heard that wearing gloves makes any virus spread more, so i stopped doing that.

DappledThings Sun 14-Jun-20 12:32:09

If it wasn't for MB I would have no idea anyone was going any of those things. I'm pretty sure most people aren't.

SudokuBook Sun 14-Jun-20 12:33:38

No, given the very low risk of the virus now I think those measures are overkill unless someone in the house is shielded. Although the likelihood of things getting back to normal whilst young, fit and healthy people wash shopping in bleach is not high, given that kind of attitude to risk.

romdowa Sun 14-Jun-20 12:35:04

We do these things here but I'm shielding so we are keen to reduce every risk we possibly can. It's up to each person/household to determine their level of risk and what level of sanitization they need.

nether Sun 14-Jun-20 12:37:14

it's a risk/benefit balance.

I thinkmall thise precautions are pretty normal for households where someone is shielding, and also for those with the 'flu jab' level of vulnerability (pregnant, over 70, the other relevant medical conditions)

If you and everyone in your household is low risk, then choosing not to take those precautions is entirely reasonable.

But YABU if you are assuming that every household has the same risk profile as yours

TheFlis12345 Sun 14-Jun-20 12:37:19

Never done any of those things as don’t plan to. When I get a parcel I wash my hands after bringing it in (live in a flat so have to go through communal area, touch doors etc to collect) then open parcel, dispose of packaging and wash hands again. Same with supermarket deliveries, I wash my hands after bringing stuff in then again after unpacking but don’t wash any items apart from loose fruit and veg. Haven’t worn a mask yet but will if I have to go on public transport as it’s compulsory in London from tomorrow, but am planning to avoid it as long as possible.

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