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3 Ways to Limit Everyday Contact During COVID-19

Health • by Paul De Beyer • 17 May 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been around for more than a year, with only some parts of the world starting to vaccinate their populations now. In South Africa, we can probably only expect a widespread vaccination rollout later in 2021, which means that we need to continue being on high alert during these difficult times.

Things that we had deemed “normal” in the past had suddenly become unsafe. Fortunately, we’ve come up with ways of getting around contracting the virus during these unprecedented times.

1 Cash is no longer king

“The King is dead. Long live the King”. As the saying goes, when one king dies, another replaces him. With the fall of the long-serving king – cash – we find ourselves with a new, better version: the card.

Over the last few years, more and more banks have shifted away from paper-based forms of payment, like cheques and cash, and instead are incentivising their clients to rather use card transactions.

Funnily enough, one of our best weapons against the coronavirus is Tap & Pay. That nifty little chip, that looks very much like a phone card from the old days, helps you pay without having to touch a thing.

Simply hover your card over the machine, and the transaction goes through. Various banks have different levels, but most don’t even require a pin for anything under R600!

2 It’s okay to be rude now?

A couple of years ago it would have been almost unimaginable to not greet someone you were meeting without a handshake.

Even more crazy would be seeing a friend or family member and not giving them a hug or kiss hello or goodbye. But these are the crazy times we‘re living through.

Human contact is simply off-limits with those outside of your bubble, and not shaking hands is the “new normal” now.

So, how do we get around this? A couple of ways, actually:

3 The digital revolution

Luckily for us, technology has come a long way in the last two decades, and we’re able to take full advantage of that during the pandemic. It has allowed us to stay connected with loved ones, work out from home, take Zoom meetings and even pay for something with a simple scan of a QR code.

As is our nature, GetSavvi Health has embraced technology by putting your membership card in your pocket… on your smartphone.

This card contains all personal details pertaining to your membership, which includes your dependants’ information.

Not only does this mean you’ve got one less thing to have to fit into your wallet or purse, but you now also have your GetSavvi Health membership details with you at the touch of a button, whenever you might need it.

Find out more about the GetSavvi Health digital membership card now!

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