Protective measures in open stores

In more and more retail stores, checkout personnel are separated from customers by plexiglass shields. This is one of the technical protective measures that the state government of Baden-Württemberg prescribes for businesses that can continue to be open or who are newly opened since April 18. If necessary, a frame covered with transparent film is enough. Markings on the floor in front of the cash registers provide information about the minimum distances to be observed. Customers should pay cashless if possible. Cash must not be given directly into the hand, so that direct contact between the customer and the cashier is avoided when paying. The shops are then obliged to ensure that customers observe the general minimum distance of 1.5 meters. To do this, the stores must inform and limit the number of customers in the store. There must be around 20 square meters of space per person in the store. In addition, the shops are to take hygiene measures. If possible, customers must be given the opportunity to disinfect their hands before entering the store. Door handles, handrails on stairs and other objects that are also touched by customers must be cleaned several times a day. Further measures apply to the staff, for example the touch screen or frequently touched surfaces must be cleaned each time the staff changes. This emerges from the joint guidelines of the Ministry of Economy, Labor and Housing and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration on the opening of retail facilities on April 17, 2020.

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