What you need to know about buying and selling on HelloGoodBuy in light of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Here at HelloGoodBuy, we're all about helping you find what you need, here in our community. But quite suddenly, "what we need" has changed drastically, and we're thinking first and foremost of our community's safety and health.

We need to work together to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus... and Health Canada strongly recommends we cease all non-essential contact and practice social distancing.

This has a direct impact on HelloGoodBuy.

Try to avoid meeting

We can only stop the spread of COVID-19 if we work together and practice social distancing. Carefully consider if you need to actually meet together in person when buying and selling.

Think of other ways you can communicate, and ways you can eliminate in-person meetings. For example, under Services, you can offer online workouts or training sessions, tutoring, music lessons, and children's entertainment.

If you absolutely MUST meet...

Stay at least 6 feet (2 metres) apart.

If you're sick, bail on the meeting.

If someone in your house is sick, bail on the meeting.

Do not try to meet until everyone in your place of residence is feeling well again.

Use good hygiene

If selling, clean the item with a solution of 1-part bleach and 9-parts water.

If buying, clean the item you've received with the above-mentioned bleach solution. And afterward, ALWAYS wash your hands thoroughly (at least 20 seconds with a soapy lather) before touching your face.

For more detailed precautions, visit these links

Extra info regarding HelloGoodBuy listings

At a time that hoarding and price-gouging seems to be a reality, we've put a temporary ban on listings such as medical grade and surgical masks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and of course, toilet paper.

We will remove any items posted that exploit the coronavirus pandemic to leverage the sale of an item.

If you see anything that runs counter to the above instructions, please flag the posts.

Thank you!