freecycle and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
For obvious reasons, freecycle are asking members with Coronavirus symptoms, or in households with others who show signs of being infected, NOT to offer items, and to withdraw offers should symptoms subsequently develop.
In the interests of hygiene and 'social distancing' during the coronavirus period, we advise members to clean offered items as best they can, preferably with a disinfectant, and to leave items for collection outside or in an agreed safe place. Collected items should be further cleaned by recipients and, of course, hands washed.
Please take the following steps to remain safe and healthy:
- If you are experiencing symptoms, please refrain from participating in the gifting or collecting process
- Before picking up or gifting wash your hands and wipe the items down with a disinfecting wipe
- If possible, leave the item in a safe place outside - When interacting with each other, please maintain social distance when greeting, and if you cough or sneeze, please use your elbow or a tissue
- Also, please disinfect regularly surfaces like doorknobs and tables where items are left
Freecycle is about keeping items out of landfills and helping others. Now is a good time to build on this community and pull together for a common cause.
Thank you, Janet (Macclesfield Moderator)
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