I'm glad to see people are adjusting to the new normal here.
It was grocery day for me again this morning and as expected it was a bit busier than on a usual Thursday morning because of the national holiday yesterday. So I got to see the store operating near new capacity. No limits yet when going in, but when I came out they had just started to get further people to queue up before letting them in.
Anyway the usual routine, wash hands, mask, wash cart before and after. Mask use is increasing, although still only the staff cleaning the carts were wearing gloves and masks. Inside they don't, kind of a contradiction but plenty hand sanitizer available everywhere.
Inside with a bit more people, everyone dutifully followed the arrows on the floor keeping well over 6ft apart, one way traffic down the aisles, and hardly any 'back and forth' shopping myself included. People are better prepared, getting the stuff as it comes along on the shelves instead of rushing back to the start etc. More patience as well for one another and no kids running around or whole families in the store (big improvement imo) The one mother that had to bring a kid along even had the little girl wear her own face mask. Also no people treating it as a meet up place anymore to have lengthy conversations in the aisles. Much smoother shopping now.
Checkout has people line up down the freezer aisle, one queue, people at the checkout lanes get the next customer in line and swap checkout lanes between customers so you have the belt to yourself to pack instead of rushing to clear the belt with someone else right next to you. Customers for the express check out (few items) get picked out from the line up. No more jostling for position for the 'fastest lane', no more blockage at the aisles at the checkouts. It's actually faster as well since the cashier doesn't have to wait until you clear enough room on the belt to start adding the next person's stuff. (No more dividers needed either) They simply go back and forth between two lanes. No more cheques, no more paper flyers, no more cash to hold things up. Tap limit is now $250, fast easy touch free.
In other words, grocery shopping has become more efficient, as well as much safer compared to before the pandemic:
The study found the most harmful bacteria count on shopping carts.
And confidence level sinking again...
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is not sharing which seats on the planes were affected. As a result, everyone who was on the flights is asked to self-isolate for two weeks from the day they landed in Vancouver.
These are the affected flights:
Air Canada flight 217 from Saskatoon on June 16.
Air Canada flight 557 from Los Angeles on June 18.
Flair Airlines flight 8102 from Toronto on June 21.
Travellers on the flights won't be contacted directly, as health officials stopped that practice back in March.
Last edited by SvennoJ - on 02 July 2020
FFS. This whole contact tracing is nothing but a sham. The contact tracing app has been delayed as well again, not that it would make much of a difference. June 16 lol, that's over 2 weeks ago, useless.