Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Easing from March
Rhineland-Palatinate allows shopping with an appointment
Ordered goods can no longer only be picked up, but – under strict conditions – also tried on in the shop. With a new regulation, Rhineland-Palatinate wants to make it possible to try on clothes in the shop under corona protective measures from next week. “Individual appointments can be assigned by prior agreement and only one household can enter the store,” said Prime Minister Malu Dreyer after a meeting of her cabinet in Mainz. Such “appointment shopping” will be made possible from March.
The customer’s contact details must be recorded. If several individual appointments are assigned in a row on one day, at least 15 minutes must be reserved for hygiene measures and ventilation in between.
This Tuesday, Rhineland-Palatinate adjusted its Corona Control Ordinance to its neighboring federal states. As in other federal states, garden centers and outdoor hardware stores are allowed to reopen from Monday. Outside areas of the hardware stores are only allowed to sell “typical garden center assortments”. Hairdressers, flower shops, driving schools and foot care shops are also allowed to reopen.
The opening should only apply to the outdoor areas of zoological gardens, animal parks, botanical gardens and similar facilities, indoor areas are excluded. A maximum of a quarter as many visitors as regular should therefore be allowed in. As a measure to contain the corona pandemic, visitors should not only have to book in advance, but also a distance requirement and mask requirement.