Ocado and Waitrose inform me that if I am unwilling to accept any of the “substitutions” in my shopping I am to inform the delivery driver before I take it into the house. This seems absolutely fair to me as we have a duty of care to those who make it possible for us to self isolate and I imagine that other supermarkets do likewise.
Any online shopping delivered by courier is left on the doorstep after the courier has rung the bell (and usually retreated at least 2m) and again there is no contact. Perfectly acceptable. He/she does not know whether I am observing CV hygiene and I have to trust he/she is too as I do not know where they have been last. I wear gloves until I have unpacked it, and taken any packaging to the garage and then bin the gloves.
Couriers are at risk too which is why I was very sceptical about another GN member who said this earlier today
waiting in for Yodel to deliver.
I left out a snack for him on Wednesday, crisps, a choc cake bar and bottle of apple juice and he was really delighted. "For me?" he shouted, "can I take them?"
Yes" I shouted back, "it says Yodel driver on the note... that's you". As it was a very warm day he welcomed the drink which had been in the fridge
I'll do another snack today, it's nice making people smile
It is no doubt kindly meant, but that driver is in breach of his company’s social distancing regulations and while the GN member will certainly have taken all reasonable precautions, he does not know that.
Common sense says social distancing has to work both way IMO.
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