Senior citizens aged 70 and over and members of the disabled community are reminded that there are two specially designated days for them to go shopping at the supermarkets, hardware stores and fish markets, irrespective of their surnames.
The days set aside for these vulnerable groups, starting Sunday, April 19, are Sundays, between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., and Tuesdays, between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday is also the day designated for them to conduct business at banks and credit unions, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The measures go into effect for all groups of persons on Wednesday, April 15.
They are reminded to travel with their national identification card, their driver’s licence or passport, as they will be asked to show picture identification before entering the premises.
They are advised to bring a shopping list of essential items so that they can shop speedily, and to carry an umbrella and drinking water in case there is a waiting period before they are allowed entry. It is strongly recommended that persons wear a cloth face mask in public.
All shoppers will be required to observe a physical distance of a minimum of six feet. Anyone feeling ill is advised not to go out.
The number of persons allowed in each store at one time will be 75 for mega supermarkets, 50 in the large, and 25 in the small stores.
All other persons, outside of these vulnerable groups, are advised that their shopping days are designated according to the first letter of their surnames.