Apr 8, 2020
How to get groceries without bringing home coronavirus
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One of the few things we're able to do with social distancing is go to the supermarkets.

We've had heaps of questions from people who are wondering the best way to stay safe.

So if you have to visit the supermarket this Easter, here's a few tips to avoid getting coronavirus when you're out and about.

On today's show:

* How far should I keep away from other customers?

* Should staff be wearing masks and gloves?

* What are the chances of picking up coronavirus from products on the shelves?

* Is it a good idea to sterilise stuff I buy when I get home?

* How do I make disinfectants at home?

* Still not sure how to wash fruit and vegetables. With detergent?

* Does boiling water kill the virus?

* How long does coronavirus last in the fridge? Freezer?

* If I coat my hands in soap, is that enough?

We are looking for questions about mental health for an episode next week, so send them in with CORONACAST in the question at
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