Supermarkets in Spain Change their Protocol to Suit Coronavirus Conditions

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Mercadona and Carrefour have regulated the capacity of their supermarkets to avoid any potential coronavirus contagions. The supermarket chains will remain vigilant with its security protocol by regulating access. They recommend going to the shops alone and more importantly without children.

Both companies have announced that they will begin limiting the entrance to their establishments to ensure that the recommended distance between all customers and staff is abided to. They will hire additional security staff to control any exterior queues and ensure that this distance is also respected whilst waiting to enter the establishment.

In Mercadona’s case, they will make sure that the minimum one metre safety distance is abided to and that these distances are marked on the floors between the cashiers, and fish counters. From now on, opening hours will be from 9:00am till 8:00pm although these may vary in accordance to demand.

Mercadona asks its customers to come throughout the day in order to avoid long queues and congestion during its opening hours. They assure that basic necessities and products will be restocked and available throughout all of their establishments. They also advise customers to come to the supermarket alone, not in groups or as a family. They ask you to quickly gather all your items and to not irresponsibly stock up on products. The use of debit or credit cards to complete payments is preferred, they ask everyone to respect safety distances, and to use gloves to handle any unprotected products such as fruit and veg.


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Laura Kemp

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