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How to Shop Safely: Contactless Payments

How to Shop Safely: Contactless Payments

SeaChange have identified the 10 safety behaviours we can all do to Starve the COVID-19 Beast! We explain why they are important, what to do, and how make each safety behaviour a long-lasting habit. See below for key information on How to Shop Safely: Contactless Payments.

Why is using Contactless Payments Important?

Using Contactless Payments reduces our need to handle money and also engage with high touch point areas such as

When should you use Contactless Payments?

We should endevaour to use Contactless Payments as often as we can – within the limits of the maximum spend & daily usage.

How to Shop Safely: Contactless Payments

When trying to limit contact with items and people as much as possible, looking at the way you shop is key as this is likely one of the few reasons you will be in contact with potential sources of contamination. Consider this: Part of the infection-control recommendations include avoiding high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and tables. Of course, money, which changes hands multiple times a day, is one of the most high-touch surfaces there is. Coins are typically more likely to transmit the virus than the porous paper that makes notes. That being said, here are tips to limit touching surfaces when paying:

  • Go contactless – tap/wave your card. The limit amount for this has been raised to 50 euros to facilitate bigger expenses. Bear in mind that the card does not have to make physical contact with the card machine – if you do touch it then your card is now as dirty as a coin would be!
  • Order online: as much as possible, this will avoid contact altogether. Plan ahead as there may be a 1 to 2 weeks delay in delivery times.
  • When receiving a package, observe the 2- metre social distancing rule with the driver – some will even just leave the package on your doorstep, ring the doorbell then leave.

For more detailed information and consultancy support on how to prepare and plan for COVID-19 onsite, contact SeaChange about our excellent and comprehensive ‘Ready Steady Go Programme’.  Call us now on +353 45 856 028, or email us on info@seachange-intl.com. (SeaChange home page here)

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