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Last update: 12/11/2020

Yes. Food businesses which offer this service are authorised to continue doing so.

Yes, all pharmacies in Monaco are now offering a home delivery service.

Shops which remain open must put in place preventive measures, particularly :

  • A distance of 1 meter between each person
  • Not more than 1person/m²
  • 1 person/10m² in common parts of shopping centres
  • Indicate the capacity of the shops on a sign at the entrance
  • Health professionnals offices, haidressers… : only on appointment
  • Materialize on the ground a “circuit” of forward movement in the shops, markings to avoid queues at the checkout and ensure ventilation of the shops.

Moreover, wearing a mask is mandatory for all clients inside the shop or in the queue.

All measures that must be put in place are available on Public Service for Businesses website.

In addition to the mandatory wearing of masks, a number of measures are in place to make this as safe as possible from a health point of view. These include:

  • Maintenance of a safe distance of 1 m from others
  • Maximum capacity of one person per 4 m2 (in shops open to the public, including employees)
  • In healthcare practices, hairdressing salons, etc., access will be managed using an appointment system
  • Introduction of directional floor signage in shops and markings to avoid queues at tills
  • Ventilation of shops

For fruit and vegetables, careful washing with water is sufficient to remove any trace of the virus.

You can also scrub them or add a splash of white vinegar to the water.

It is best to peel fruit whenever possible.

In any case, you should not under any circumstances use bleach to wash your fruit and vegetables.

Finally, since the coronavirus is sensitive to heat, the best way to protect yourself is to cook vegetables: exposure to heat of 63°C for four minutes will reduce the contamination of a food product by a factor of 10,000.

A high level of contamination through packaging appears to be unlikely: if the virus is present, its viral load (the active components), once dispersed, diminishes very quickly, making it much less powerful.

If in doubt, the best approach is always to wash your hands thoroughly before and after putting your shopping away.

You can also try and throw away as much of the packaging as possible when you return from shopping, then wash your hands thoroughly again before you put away your food.

The risk that packaging will be contaminated is exactly the same as if you do your shopping yourself.

That said, home delivery avoids the risk of coming into contact with people who may be sick. It also means that you don’t need to handle payment cards or cash at the till.

No, because the majority of pathogens can withstand cold well.

If you want to freeze food so that you can keep it longer, do as you would normally do. Once the food has been defrosted, cooking it will eliminate any risk of transmitting the virus.

For deliveries, letter boxes should be used wherever possible.

In the case of deliveries which will not fit in letter boxes, the delivery person should alert you to their arrival (by knocking or ringing the bell). They will place the parcel on the doorstep and immediately step back at least 1 metre from the door, before the customer opens the door.

They may also leave the parcel on the doorstep and check from a distance that the parcel has been received.

The aim is to avoid close contact and, in particular, to ensure that parcels are not passed from hand to hand.

Wash your hands thoroughly after collecting and opening parcels.

Anyone aged over five years old must wear a mask in all public spaces and in shared areas of private spaces in the Principality (e.g. on buses, in shopping malls, public lifts, etc).

Therefore, without a mask, you will not be able to use public transport or go into shops. This measure is essential to protect everyone. Traders expect to be able to provide masks to customers who may not have them.

In addition to the mandatory wearing of masks, a number of measures are in place to make this as safe as possible from a health point of view. These include:

  • Maintenance of a safe distance of 1 m from others
  • Maximum capacity of one person per 4 m2 (in shops open to the public, including employees)
  • In healthcare practices, hairdressing salons, etc., access will be managed using an appointment system
  • Introduction of directional floor signage in shops and markings to avoid queues at tills
  • Ventilation of shops

The Principality’s shops and chemists are able to sell hand sanitiser and chemists are also authorised to make it.

It should be noted that prices for hand sanitiser are regulated. For example:

  • A 50 ml bottle cannot be sold for more than €1.76
  • A 500 ml bottle cannot be sold for more than €7.50

These prices may be slightly higher where:

  • The hand sanitiser has been produced by local chemists
  • The products are packaged in special containers larger than 300 ml (with elbow-operated dispensing mechanism, cartridges or refills for dispensers, etc.)
  • The products are packaged in single-use sachets with a volume of less than 5 ml

Full details of the maximum sales prices are included in the Ministerial Decision of 4 May 2020.

No.  You cannot cross French territory for leisure purposes in Italy.  Moreover, persons entering Italy are required to take a molecular test (PCR), with the specific exception of transits of less than 36 hours.

 

YES, shops are open in the Principality. Masks must be worn.

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