Butchery Excellence International has launched a campaign to ban the wearing of gloves in all butcher shops and local convenience stores.
This follows on the heels of another campaign last month, which aimed to encourage its members to “stop spreading Covid-19 with gloves”.
“Washing and sanitising your hands is more effective than wearing gloves – don’t hide behind the glove.”
Measures to contain spread of Covid-19
The “largest and fastest-growing butcher support organisation for Irish butchers”, said its members have taken extreme measures within their business to reduce the spread of the virus to help customers in their local communities and staff stay safe.
“They were the first shops in Ireland to introduce social distancing measures with tape used on-floor to determine how many people should be in their shop at any one time.”
Some of the measures include sanitisation stations for customers on-entry; staff trained on 2-stage hand-washing procedures and the use of 60% alcohol-based hand sanitisers.
Some shops are offering customers delivery services and collection services by taking orders over the phone, while others are offering-internet based shopping services.
“We have one more improvement we want everyone in our community to make and that is STOP HIDING BEHIND THE GLOVE.”
Ditch gloves when shopping permanently
In a post on social media on Monday (April 20th), a spokesperson said: “We launched our campaign to ditch the globe back in March. Please join us again and ditch the glove permanently to use when shopping from now on.”
“Gloves only serve the purpose for those working in care homes and hospitals. They are the biggest spreader of germs.”
“Join us and ban the wearing of gloves in all butcher shops and local convenience stores.”
“Wash hands and sanitise is all you need to do.” the social media post concluded.