Shopping centres set to open Monday

2020/05/21 14:13:54 Written by Canarian Weekly Business

Shopping centres expect 80% of their employees to return to work on Monday

Shopping centres are preparing to open on Monday in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Palma when these five islands will most likely move to phase two in the national de-escalation plan.

Alfredo Medina, the leader of the Canary Association of Medium and Large Distribution Companies (Asodiscan), has stressed that shopping centres are ready to receive customers and have been preparing for some time to ensure a safe and secure environment. They have even given workers online training to treat customers with the necessary measures of distance, protection and cleanliness.

"We are just as concerned as the public," says Medina, and predicts that when confidence grows, the market will stabilize. As for the sales, each business will apply them in its own way, but the most important thing is that among all, customers and businesses, they manage to standardize the Covid-19, he emphasizes.

In phase two, the specifications of the de-escalation plan in shopping centres establishes the prohibition of staying in common areas or recreational areas and limits the capacity to 40% of its capacity and preferential hours for people over 65 years. In this phase, the bars are also opened inside with a 40% capacity, with a separation of two metres between tables, and may not be consumed at the bar. Nightclubs and nightclubs will not open yet.

In this phase, you can go to the cinemas, theatres and auditoriums, which will open to the public with a previously assigned seat and limitation of a third of the capacity. Cultural shows must host less than 50 people indoors and less than 400 outdoors. In addition, weddings can be held, with a capacity of 50% and without exceeding 100 guests in outdoor spaces or 50 in closed spaces. The wakes will also have a limit of 25 people in open spaces or 15 in closed spaces. And among other measures, in places of worship, where until the previous stage a third of the capacity was allowed, the limitation will now be half.