During this lockdown, if you don’t feel like cooking at home or want to eat something special, then getting food delivered at your doorstep is also an option. But, how safe is it to order food online? Well, currently there is no evidence of coronavirus being transmitted through food or food packaging. However, it is best to sanitize the food packaging before you enjoy your meal. Here are a few things that you can do to eliminate the indirect transmission of coronavirus.
Opt For Contact-Less Delivery:-
During this online delivery service, the delivery person will simply leave your food at your doorstep, ring the doorbell and call you to confirm the delivery. In such a situation, you will avoid coming in contact with them and maintaining a safe distance.
Choose The Online Payment Method:-
Choosing the online payment method to pay for your meal helps in minimizing indirect contact with the delivery person. If you choose to pay in cash, try to keep the exact amount in hand so you don’t have to take any change back.
Do Not Forget To Sanitize The Food Box:-
Sanitize the food box after taking it from the delivery person. Because it is touched by many hands and there may be a risk of spreading COVID-19. Wiping over surfaces with household bleach or sanitizer will inactivate the virus within one minute.
Heat The Food Before Consumption:-
Do not eat the online ordered food directly, first heat it on the oven or a gas stove. This has to be done because if the germs are planted on them, they will disappear after heating.
Wash Your Hands:-
Do not forget to wash your hands with hand sanitizer and soap after taking food from the delivery person and before taking your meal. Wash your hands thoroughly and enjoy your favorite meal.