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If you have no one vulnerable at home do you still wipe down all your shopping

(155 Posts)
ssd Thu 21-May-20 17:09:57

When you bring it home?

I have been doing this but I forgot last night after getting something at local tesco, now I'm terrified I've brought the virus home

Zisforstripyoss Thu 21-May-20 17:11:26

I have never wiped shopping down. We have not had coronavirus (as far as I know.) I would think the risk is miniscule.

ShaniaPayne Thu 21-May-20 17:11:37

no. I haven't wiped down any of our shopping at any point in the last seven weeks and we're all absolutely fine.

Lynda07 Thu 21-May-20 17:12:55

I never have. My things are delivered. I discard excess packaging and sanitise my hands, that's all.

Bluntness100 Thu 21-May-20 17:13:08

I’ve never wiped my shopping or any delivery down either.

ssd Thu 21-May-20 17:14:05

I think it was on here I read people are wiping down their shopping

I have health anxiety and don't know how to stop the panic over this

Bluntness100 Thu 21-May-20 17:14:46

I’m sure you did read it on here op. Sadly we have people on here terrified to leave their homes or even open their windows in case it comes in.

cyclingmad Thu 21-May-20 17:15:52

No never have and not fallen in but sure someone will come along and say well you could be asymptomatic etc...

vodkaredbullgirl Thu 21-May-20 17:17:50


gluteustothemaximus Thu 21-May-20 17:20:10

Yes, we do. It can live on surfaces so we do a quick wipe with dettol then wash hands.

Bluntness100 Thu 21-May-20 17:21:20

I wonder if anyone has ever been proven to have caught it from their shopping,,,,🙄

RaspberryToupee Thu 21-May-20 17:22:46

No. I haven’t wiped my shopping down at all since this started. I’ve also eaten a chicken wrap from the takeaway in its packaging. I think I’ve also forgotten to wash my hands when we’ve handled deliveries. Neither of us have displayed any symptoms of coronavirus.

The risk is minuscule from shopping or deliveries. If you are managing everything else, keeping socially distant and not seeing friends of family in close proximity, then your overall risk is really low. If nobody in the household is vulnerable, it would probably also be good to reassure yourself that it mostly affects those with underlying conditions. I’d also stay away from triggers (news, maybe MN/FB) if you can.

DivGirl Thu 21-May-20 17:22:49

I'm vulnerable and I don't wash my shopping, my friend is shielding and neither does he.

Shelley54 Thu 21-May-20 17:23:19

We've never wiped anything.

sourcreamnchives Thu 21-May-20 17:23:51

Never have

NoHardSell Thu 21-May-20 17:24:05


Pipandmum Thu 21-May-20 17:24:53

Nope. Risk is tiny. Just wash your hands after unpacking.

Waxonwaxoff0 Thu 21-May-20 17:26:35

No and I never have done.

ivykaty44 Thu 21-May-20 17:27:04

I unpack shopping and put away, wash hands and clean kitchen surface where everything was placed.
They haven’t yet found a positive colleration between packaging and the virus
I’m living with someone vulnerable and I do clean toilet flushes, door knobs everyday routinely, wash my hands regularly

Lolly86 Thu 21-May-20 17:27:22

Never wiped down any shopping smile

Waxonwaxoff0 Thu 21-May-20 17:27:47

Think of how many supermarket workers touch shopping all day. We haven't had an abundance of coronavirus infections in supermarket workers.

dementedpixie Thu 21-May-20 17:28:35

I have never wiped shopping or deliveries.

ToothFairyNemesis Thu 21-May-20 17:29:24

I do but only because I am shielding. Otherwise I would not. I have a shielding g friend who has ordered Dominos and isn’t worried.
The risks are tiny.

Mintjulia Thu 21-May-20 17:29:53

No, I never have.

I bring shopping home, unpack it all and then wash my hands. The same with the post and parcel deliveries.

dementedpixie Thu 21-May-20 17:31:32

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