With this click-and-collect service, you can have a get-together that's safe, successful, and saves your Dirhams
29 July 2020| Last updated on 10 August 2020
Stay safe, stay at home, and order online at Centaurus International
After months of job losses, budgeting, loneliness, and collective anxiety of a Dubai turned upside down, many of us are ready for some meaningful social interaction with friends. But COVID-19 is far from over, so is it really possible to party during a pandemic?
Despite keeping close to loved ones and friends online, socializing with someone is restorative. Drinking and dining together is a fundamental part of our human connection.
If the outbreak cancelled your social plans this year, our top tips will light your way to how to create a perfectly safe and social house party in Dubai during a pandemic.
1. Keep it small and simple
Build your guest list but be sure to keep it small as a shorter list will help reduce the risk level. Remember, this isn't going to be a regular Dubai house party.
"It’s important in pandemic times to not think about 'safe' and 'unsafe' - it’s all about levels of risk," said Donald Schaffner, Professor of Food Microbiology at Rutgers University in an interview.
"Anything you do poses a risk, whether it’s grocery shopping or going for a walk."
It may be easier for the host and the guests to hold conversations and maintain a respective amount of social distancing if the crowd is much smaller. Consider inviting up to four single friends or three couples.
2. Stay safe and follow the safety guidelines
When hosting a get-together, consider establishing these house party rules for everyone to follow:
- Keep a personal distance of at least 1.5m apart.
- Ask your guests to wear face masks (cloth mask or disposable).
- Avoid sharing objects such as utensils and cups.
- Ensure that your guest will notify you if they're feeling unwell before heading to your location.
Try to have sanitizers or other alcohol-based disinfectants readily available in your home so that you and your guests will be able to keep hands clean.
3. Identify one person to serve shareable items
Encourage your guests to BYO - Bring Your Own. Doing so helps in calming your guests' concerns about the safety of what they're eating.
You can also identify just who will bring what to the get-together, for example, one person will bring will single-use plates and another can bring pizza for everyone to share.
4. Keep an eye on offers and order online
For the busy, cautious, and cost-conscious host, this click-and-collect service from Centaurus International will make getting your hands on your favourite beverages super easy for your house party.
You'll find many offers on drinks online that will save your spending!
5. Stock up in advance and gain your loyalty points
Shopping for drinks at Centaurus International can get very rewarding. For every purchase, you will gain loyalty points upon check out.
Thanks to these loyalty points, you'll be able to select free products on your next order.