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Covid-19 and gloves

(8 Posts)
east12 Wed 22-Jul-20 22:43:46

I went to my local corner shop and the checkout person not wearing any gloved even though she was handling money- is that ok.

tanith Wed 22-Jul-20 22:46:53

Gloves would make no difference as they are handling different monies with the same gloves. It’s pointless.

MamaCaz Wed 22-Jul-20 22:49:00

After handling money, gloves would be just as dirty as ungloved hands, so what's to be gained by wearing them, either by the check-out person or the customers?

maddyone Wed 22-Jul-20 23:36:06

No, it wouldn’t make any difference at all. Handling money with gloves or without gloves amounts to the same thing. Money is being handled. It’s best to pay with a contactless card as we all were asked to at the beginning of this crisis. Contactless was increased to £45 to facilitate this for more sales, but you can just use it to make small purchases. I used contactless to pay for a £1.99 card today.

Franbern Fri 24-Jul-20 11:57:58

Easer to wash skin - soap and water, than to clean gloves.

Welshwife Fri 24-Jul-20 12:40:50

We have now stopped wearing gloves but have hand sanitiser in the car and almost ever establishment in France has sanitiser in several locations so we frequently use those too.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 24-Jul-20 13:07:40

As the other posters have said hand washing/using hand sanitiser is far better than gloves.

Luckygirl Fri 24-Jul-20 13:18:56

Gloves are needed when someone is in YOUR space and will touch surfaces/door handles etc. - e.g. when showing a potential buyer round. Otherwise there is no point.