There’s a meme going around online of a guy lying on the couch, watching TV. The caption underneath says: Before Corona = Lazy good for nothing/ After Corona = responsible citizen. We can all have a good chuckle at this, but the underlying message hits close to home. The world is fundamentally different from what it was just a few months ago. And the differences are so vast, and came on so suddenly, that most of us are still in a state of semi-shock, if not denial. Which means we’ve been slow to adapt. For example, having things delivered used to be considered a luxury. Why pay extra to have something delivered when you could just pop out quickly and get it yourself?

‘Popping out’ used to be the norm, and deliveries were a convenience. But with almost 400 000 cases of infections in South Africa, including daily spikes in the thousands, every trip outside has become a serious risk. With imperfect adherence to mask-wearing and social distancing rules, the danger of asymptomatic transmitters, and a vaccine or cure still months away by the most optimistic tally, every time you venture out, you are risking infection to yourself, and by extension, your family. That’s why whenever possible, you should have things delivered. This prevents you from coming into contact with numerous strangers (who may or may not be infected), stops you from touching unnecessary things (like communal surfaces), and ensures you’ll never run out of essential supplies.

For groceries and food, various retailers and food delivery companies cater to this service. And for medication and general pharmacy supplies, MedsToGo offers convenient, reliable, and affordable delivery – straight to your door. You never have to worry about running out of chronic meds. Or immune boosters. Or painkillers. Or supplements. Or baby supplies etc. Simply download the app for free, take a few minutes to load the necessary information onto your new user profile – and the pharmacy comes to you. Our supplies are hygienically packed by professional pharmacists, delivered according to the strictest social distancing guidelines, and are paid for online via credit card, which means no touching cash. Just safe, convenient, and reliable delivery of all your pharmacy essentials.

No longer a convenience, delivery services reinforce social distancing rules, and provide a crucial weapon against rising infections. So, put down the car keys, put your feet up, and have someone else do the running around for you.





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