Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s daily life has been greatly affected. People are not free to go out of their houses and travel to other places because of the dangers brought about by this disease-causing virus.
Surely, you are missing a lot of the outside world which is part of your life’s normal routine. One of the things you miss the most are the endless eating outs.
While most businesses are operating limitedly and while you are at home, you can have some of your favorite foods delivered to your house. Do you miss eating fresh seafood? Well, while you cannot go yet to wet markets, fresh seafood markets and other places you buy fresh seafood from, good thing there are online food stores that offer deliveries amidst the covid-19 pandemic.
Indeed, that is a great news, especially if you are a seafood lover, yet never forget that health and safety must be your top priority. Most especially nowadays, be extra careful. To ensure that your fresh seafood delivery is safe from covid-19 and any viruses, below are 5 tips to take note of:
 Gather news about the store’s location
Regardless if it is a seafood store you have ordered to before or a store new to you, it is a must that you gather the latest Covid-19 news update in its area.
In that way, you will be somehow assured that the source of your seafood is safe as well. It will be good if you will check out the location of the seafood supplier too. It is for you to get informed whether or not there are risky chances and surroundings where your wanted seafood might be coming from.
 Choose a reputable store
Well-known stores definitely have an edge when it comes to earning customers’ trust and assurance. That, however, does not mean you should not check out newly opened stores too.
In this Covid-19 pandemic, choose a reputable store where you can order your fresh seafood. Of course, popular stores can make you feel at ease, but for the unfamiliar stores, you have to scrutinize more.
Check reviews first if you are eyeing on a seafood store which you are not familiar of. Do some quick research first so you can be sure. Ask previous customers about their experiences so you can also get a glimpse of the kind of service they have for their clients.
 Know the store’s safety measures
Food stores operating in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic, community quarantine and lockdown remind their customers that they observe proper protocol and safety measures. That is to assure their clients of a safe service that their products will reach their houses without problem in the process and in the products themselves.
Make sure that their staff are wearing the right protective equipment and covering and are doing the required steps to make sure that the seafood are prepared and delivered well to reach their clients cleanly and carefully.
It is important that from the supplier to the packing to the kitchen to all the other areas the seafood goes through before it reaches your house, everything and everyone is clean and healthy.
What if you are being careful at home, but if the stores and the delivery personnel are not being careful of their service? That would be very dangerous and risky, so keep in mind to know that the store where you choose to order your seafood from is responsible enough to utilize safe materials, transporting instruments and to follow safety precautions during this crisis.
 Inquire meticulously
It’s not bad to ask meticulously when you are inquiring for a fresh seafood delivery. Do not hesitate and do not be afraid to ask the questions you want to ask especially if they are bothering you regarding the seafood delivery in the middle of a health-threatening crisis.
Do you want to know whether all the staff are healthy? Do you want to know the chests and boxes the stores use? Do you want to know in detail the safety rules the store implement and execute? Whatever you are curious about in relation to your own safety, ask them away.
You don’t want to regret later on. Being meticulous in the middle of this pandemic is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from any risks of covid-19 infection.
 Sanitize the deliveries
Before you bring the sea food deliveries inside your house, make sure you sanitize their containers first. If highly possible, clean them well outside your house. That means you should be prepared before the delivery staff reach your house. Do it thoroughly and mindfully.
FRESH HOME DELIVERY
You might be missing fresh seafood so much today because your freedom to go outside is hampered and because you also don’t want to go out there yet when it is still dangerous. For now, go online and check out the available and operating fresh seafood stores to order your food. But remember, don’t get too excited but of course be wise by doing the right steps to keep yourself safe.
The above-mentioned tips are just some of the actions you must keep in mind. After that when you are sure that everything is alright, you can absolutely enjoy your fresh seafood delivery!
Nicole Ann Pore believes that freshness of what people eat is always important not only because of the experience but also of its health implications. She writes about matters that revolve around fresh seafood and the market industry. Nicole is a daytime writer for Manettas Seafood Market Australia, an online and interactive seafood market allowing accessibility to the highest quality seafood from Australia and abroad. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.