Shop Workers Protecting Them From Coronavirus Checklist

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Shop Workers Protecting Them From Coronavirus Checklist

Shop Workers and counter staff high risk of dealing with customers all day. 

Coronavirus is moving around the World fast and is now officially a pandemic so what steps can be taken to protect workers with high contact jobs? How can you try and reduce shop workers potential for catching and spreading the virus?  

Top of the list is education to understand things that can reduce risk. This includes making them aware they MUST not come to work with any symptoms and how personal care is important for everyone including washing hands and not touching faces.

This makes our hands the front line defence against the war against Covid-19. It is easy to touch some mucus and viral particles that will stick to the hands.

The virus can be spread from person to person when in close contact, often through droplets emitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is why single-use tissues should be used and disposed of immediately. 

Researchers believe the virus is living on surfaces for several days which make cleaning measures highly important.

Limiting social contact is very hard to do if you work in a grocery shop. Retailers have an obligation to protect the health and safety of both their employees and customers.

Help stem the spread of the virus with this shop workers checklist which give you good practices to slow the spread of infections.

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Shop Workers Coronavirus Checklist

Fit for works?

Do they have any symptoms? Potential screening and sending home.

Check temperature

Conscientious employees will always come in while unwell. Reiterate the importance of staying home if feeling unwell.

Hygiene Procedures

Clear explanation for hygiene procedures and responsibilities for stores, staff and customers.

Self-service options can offer protection for staff but can have higher risks to customers. Regular cleaning of self-service tills as having continuous hand contact.

Self-sanitising options are in-store like antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser for both staff and customers.

Cleaning and infection control using disinfectants.

Wash Hands

Wash hands frequently

Do NOT touch your eyes, nose or mouth without washing your hands.

Viruses can transfer from your hands and enter your body

Personal protection

Provide masks, gloves and disinfecting wipes.

Hand Sanitisers

Must be alcohol-based.

Hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol can help.


The virus may live on surfaces for several days.

Regular wiping of surfaces, payment terminals, counters and other frequently touched surfaces like door handles.


Encourage contactless payment to reduce contact distance and hand touching.

Minimise risks from handling cash.

The customer aspect using the keypad to type in pin number is a touchpoint.

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