From 3 March, shops will be able to receive customers by appointment. Shops will be able to receive 2 customers per floor at a time. Customers must make an appointment at least four hours in advance. Each customer slot must be a minimum of 10 minutes. This is to prevent contact between customers in the case of rapid customer turnover. And of course, the basic rules apply at all times: wear a face mask, stay 1.5 metres apart, follow the basic hygiene measures and stay at home if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Shopping by appointment may offer a way forward to small-scale retailers in particular.
Wash your hands often.
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, then dry them thoroughly.
Wash your hands before you go out, when you return home, after blowing your nose and of course before meals and after going to the toilet.
Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
Use paper tissues to blow your nose and discard them after use.
Then wash your hands.
Don’t shake hands with others.
The 1.5 metre rule
Stay 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths) away from other people.
This applies to everyone: in the street, in shops and other buildings and at work.
People who live at the same address to not need to stay 1.5 metres apart.
Keeping a distance of 1.5 metres reduces the chance of people infecting each other.
Face mask requirement
Everyone aged 13 or over is required to wear a face mask for general use in the following situations:
In buildings and covered spaces that are accessible to the public (in so far as these are open). This includes:
shops, town halls, airports, covered car parks and petrol stations;
schools, while people are walking or standing. They can take off their face mask as soon as they have taken their seat.
Both customers and staff should wear a face mask in locations where contact-based professions are carried out.
On public transport, in stations, on platforms and at bus and tram stops.
In all these places wearing a face mask is required by law. If you do not wear a face mask, you risk being fined €95.