The spread of coronavirus has had a drastic effect on the entire world. But with the lockdown rules and regulations that were established in the wake of the COVID-19 being relaxed. Some of the first people to start working again were food delivery riders. Since most restaurants and cafes haven’t been given permission to open dine-in. They are starting to work through delivery and take away.
Food Delivery Riders Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Covid has caused the entire business to basically land on the shoulders of these food delivery riders. However, the spread of the virus still hasn’t been contained. So it is important for food delivery riders to follow all the SOPs put in place in order to protect themselves as well as the people they’ll be delivering food to.
Some studies have shown that it is possible for the virus to be spread by people who aren’t showing any symptoms yet. It is also possible for a person to get infected by the virus if they touch a surface or object that has the virus on it. And then touch their own nose, mouth or eyes. Even though this isn’t the way majority of the people get infected by the virus, it is still a possibility.
Since food delivery riders will be working in close proximity with a lot of strangers. It is crucial that they stay vigilant in protecting themselves from the virus. Some of the ways to do this include:
Always Wear a Mask to Cover Your Face
To prevent the spread of this virus, it is recommended to wear a mask at all times while in public places. If one is already infected by the virus, but is unaware, wearing a mask could reduce the risk of them transmitting the virus to others by 95%. Whereas people who don’t have the virus can reduce the risk of getting infected by up to 70% by wearing a face mask.
Limit Contact With People
It is necessary to avoid close contact with individuals as much as possible when picking and dropping food from restaurants and houses. This will help protect both, you and the people you are interacting with. If possible, it is a good idea to practice contactless delivery as much as you can. While at the customer’s door step, try to move back to up to 6 feet away while verifying the receipt of the delivery. And try to do most of the interaction electronically.
Avoid Touching Things
Try to limit your contact with surfaces that are frequently touched as much as possible. These include doorbells, elevator buttons, door handles, countertops, radio buttons, etc. If you do have to touch these, make sure to always have hand sanitizer on you that you can use right afterwards. You can also try using your shoulders, elbows, feet or forearms to open and close doors instead of your hands.
These precautions don’t promise to prevent the spread of the virus, but can work to reduce the risk of transmission as much as possible.
A risk that food delivery riders have always had are car accidents. If you had a auto accident while delivering food or where hit by another driver while at work. Call Attorney Javier Marcos for help.
The office is available to help 24 hrs. We go to you and there is no payment unless we win the case. Consultation is always free. We speak Spanish and have more than 20 years of experience.
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