This year, sales take place in a very special context. The health crisis causing them to be delayed from July 15 to August 11, 2020. So, as the coronavirus epidemic still worries and that a second wave is highly likely, it may be hard for some people to picture themselves running from stores to stores. But what health guidelines are to be maintained in stores in this time of the year full of bargains?
First, you have to know that basically, no health guidelines will be made softer. “It would be simply irresponsible” Minister of the Economy Bruno Lemaire said on RTL. And if facemasks are mandatory in closed public places soon, shopping malls have been already imposing them since they reopened at the end of lockdown. Paris department stores such as Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, and even BHV are no exception.
The number of clients is also limited, including in small stores limiting their access based on the surface. According the health protocol, they can have one person for 4sqm. Directions will also be thought over to limit clients walking by and hand sanitizer is available at the entrance (and must be used).
After being tried on, products are also isolated as told by the health instructions, which can explain why some pieces can be on the shelves as you thought they were out of stock the day before. Note that this year’s stocks are bigger than usual because of lockdown and the forced closure it caused.