Coronavirus situation. Business hours of supermarkets, hypermarkets, stores and public post

The state of emergency declared on the entire territory of Spain, from Saturday, March 14th, along with the measures disposed by the Government, have affected the normal business hours of some stores, but mostly of the popular chain stores, which have implemented a new schedule adapted to the new situation.

In this article you can find information about the schedule of chain stores (supermarkets, hypermarkets) and also of the public post, in Valencia and other nearby cities.

The changes are made as of today, 16th of March 2020, and will be valid for the entire duration of the emergency state.

The information is gathered from each company’s official website. Some of them did not mention changes from the usual schedule. If you learn about any change, please leave a comment to this article so that everyone can be informed. Thank you.

Mercadona

New schedule: 09:00 – 19:00

– The number of customers that enter at the same time in the store is restricted, in order to comply with the effective norms regarding distance between each person.

– In the Fish sector and at the cash register, the distance between each customer is marked accordingly.

Consum

– New schedule: 10:00 – 20:00

Each customer is limited to buy up to 6 pieces of the same product.

– The number of customers that enter at the same time in the store is restricted, in order to comply with the effective norms regarding distance between each person.

* Mercadona and Consum appeal to customers to not crowd the store in the mornings, and to do their shopping at all hours. The stores guarantee that they will still find the primary commodities on the shelves.

Lidl

The usual schedule, 09:00 – 21:00, including Saturdays and Sundays.

Dia

– Schedule: 09:00 – 21:00, Monday – Saturday

– Offers a 10% discount for each online order. More information on their website.

AhhoraMas

The usual schedule, 10:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Bon Preu

– The usual schedule: 09:00 – 21:00, Monday – Saturday.

Carrefour

– Schedule:

* Market and Hypermarket: Monday – Saturday: from 09:00 – 22:00, Sunday and public holidays: from 09:00 – 21:30

* Express: Monday – Saturday: from 09:00 – 21:30. Sunday and public holidays: closed.

* Express CEPSA: some are open daily, 24/7, others from 06:00 – 22:00. Check here for each store.

* EESS: Daily, 24/7.

* Check here for each store.

Alcampo

– Schedule: Monday – Saturday: from 09:00 – 23:00

– Please check on their website the schedule for public holidays.

Aldi

– The usual schedule: 09:00 – 21:00. Stores in Burjassot are open until 22:00.

Mercavalència

– Schedule:

* Fish market: Tuesday – Saturday, 03:45 – 08:00

* Fruits and vegetables market: Monday – Friday, 03:45 – 08:00

* Flowers market: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 15:00 – 17:00

– They supply and serve as usual, for the duration of the emergency state with fresh products (meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and others)

– The councillor for trade matters at Town Hall appeals to the customers to be calm, shop in silence and not in excess, but only for immediate, basic needs.

Municipal markets (mercado municipales)

– The usual schedule. You can check here for each market.

El Corte Inglés Group

Only the stores for essential products and food are open. These include Supercor supermarkets, Hipercor hypermarkets and food consumption areas.

Schedule: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 20:00, Sunday and public holidays: 11:00 – 20:00.

– Offers online shopping from any sector (first announcement that appears on the group’s website)

Public Post Service (Correos)

The post offices schedule: 09:30 – 12:30, respecting all the protocols set by the health care authorities.

– The personnel number will be restricted to a minimum possible for the service to function normally.

Every company mentioned is reserving the right to modify its schedule and implement new measures, according to the evolution of the situation.

You as well can:

– Buy only as much as you actually need;

– Take the necessary hygiene measures and precautions to prevent a possible contamination;

-Ask your elderly neighbours if they need anything;

– Keep your calm

If you show any symptoms of the virus, do not leave your home and call 900 300 555 (number available in the Valencian Community).

If you want to find out which are the measures taken by the Government for the duration of the emergency state, I recommend the article Coronavirus situation. Measures following state of emergency in Spain

Stay healthy and stay safe!

#MeQuedoEnCasa #QuedateEnCasa

* The photo from this article is the property of the publication lavanguardia.es.

* Sources: La Vanguardia, Las Provincias, each store’s official website.

 

 

 

 

 

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