In the strange summer of 2020, the end of season sales start only in August. It’s time for bargains. According to the study the reduction in prices for consuming goods like clothing and footwear marks an increase. In addition to the budget issue, there is that of safety: “Some consumers want to be reassured about the safety of purchases in the covid-19 era. Can garments be tried on or not?” there are such many questions.Here are 8 tips for safe sales:
1) Entrance: Do not go into shops that do not have hand disinfection detergent at the shop entrance or in which the merchant does not wear a mask, which, it is good to remember, must be worn in indoor places accessible to the public and in any case on all occasions where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the maintenance of the safety distance. Also check if there are disposable gloves available to customers.
2) Look inside: Take a look inside before entering. Access should be regulated and staggered. For premises up to forty square meters, one person can access at a time, in addition to a maximum of two operators. If, therefore, you see gatherings, stay away, at least until the crowd subsides (which is however an indication that good practices are not being respected in that shop, so if you enter, be more cautious) . In any case, there must be information to ensure the distancing of customers awaiting entry.
3) Wear the mask.
4) Disinfect your hands both in and out.
5) Use the disposable gloves made available to customers. The ISS, in fact, suggests to traders that it would be better if the customer entered the store without gloves, using the disposable ones provided by the operator instead, to make sure they are clean.
6) Trial of the garments: Preventive check. The trader should prevent contact with the exhibited goods by the customer without gloves. If you don’t enforce this rule, don’t try on the clothes and stay away. Dispensers with hydroalcoholic gels should also be placed at the entrance to the test booths . The ISS suggests to the retailer, as a possible further precaution, not to make the garments tried on the same day available to the customer, leaving them in a ventilated and in any case not humid environment. If, therefore, you see that a garment just worn by another customer is immediately exposed, better turn up your nose.
7) Trial of the garments. It is possible that they will not give you the opportunity to try on the garment. There was never an obligation to try on clothes. It has always been left to the merchant’s discretion. In the past we advised to be wary of these traders, but not this time (it can be a sign of seriousness). In any case, the Healthcare ISS suggests to traders to prohibit the test of clothes that may come into contact with the face (for example sweaters or other garments that are put on the head) representing this practice a valid tool to limit the probability of possible contamination of clothing.
8) Credit card. Better to pay by credit card and not with cash, so as not to have change. On the website of the Ministry of Health, in fact, they suggest washing your hands after using money.