Mercadona, Carrefour and Eroski give preference in their supermarkets to health personnel during the state of alarm
The Mercadona supermarket chain, the first in sales in Spain, has updated for the third time its internal regulations in relation to the coronavirus to give preference in access to health personnel, security forces, firefighters and social care personnel, duly accredited.
These groups will be able to access the stores without queuing from today, as the elderly, disabled and pregnant people already did.
The Valencian chain is not the only one that has adopted special measures to facilitate the purchase of certain groups. In Carrefour and Eroski, the elderly have preference to buy from 9 to 10 in the morning, and toilets throughout the day.
Queues at the supermarket and the empty market
During these days, large queues are forming in supermarkets, due to the capacity limitations necessary to maintain the safety distance but, also, due to the growth in demand, something logical considering the confinement measures that force the entire world to eat at home.