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04/06/2020

RCC video offers shopping guidelines for COVID-19

New video for consumers lists smart ways to keep shoppers and store staff safe
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The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has released a short video aimed at consumers that explains precautions and guidelines grocery shoppers should follow to help keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The video’s tips for shoppers include planning ahead to minimize time at the store, sending only one person per family to shop, “touch only what you take,” and “take only what you need.” The video suggests using “tap” to pay whenever possible, and either washing your reusable bags every time you use them or avoiding them altogether. It also urges shoppers to respect seniors’ hours, and leave e-commerce for those shoppers who need it most.

According to Diane J. Brisebois, RCC’s president and CEO, the video was produced in collaboration with the council’s grocery industry members.

"The way we live our lives has fundamentally changed over the past several weeks. So, what does that mean for the activities that many of us still need to do each week, like shopping for food or other essential needs? While your shopping experience at your local grocery or drugstore has changed, it's important for each of us to recognize the role we need to play to help keep frontline workers in stores safe," says Brisebois.

Check out the video here: