How to order takeout safely and ethically

Here are some things to keep in mind while ordering takeout during the lockdown.

Before the lockdown, many people were dependent on the food deliveries for their meals and now that lockdown has been imposed, operations of food delivery apps and restaurants have suffered. The government has allowed food delivery platforms to operate and continue their services with necessary precautions but is this the best time to order food from restaurants? 

Source- The Economic Times

In some cases and for some people, it is unavoidable so here is how you can order takeout safely and ethically during this pandemic. 

Practice social distancing 

Many food delivery apps have added the option of contactless delivery so you don’t have to interact with the delivery partners which is best for your safety as well as the person delivering your food. Make sure you opt for this option while placing orders.

Don’t keep the packaging 

Many restaurants are encouraging people to throw away the packaging once they have received their order to reduce the chances of contracting any infection. 

Wash your hands 

You can not be too cautious during this time so it best to keep your hands clean as much as possible. Make sure you wash your hands with soap and water and take care of your hygiene. 

Add a tip 

The daily wage workers are having a tough time trying to put food on the table for their families so try and add a small tip if you can to support them. 

Order from local restaurants

Support the local businesses as they have been hit hard. Try and order food from local restaurants in your area and help them thrive during these difficult times. 

Here are some tips on how you can order safely from restaurants safely. Many restaurants have been strictly told to comply with safety rules and regulations and taking precautions from your side can ensure that you use these services until things get better.