For the Secretary of State for Commerce, Xiana Méndez, "the Guide responds to the concerns and doubts generated in the commercial sector and wants to help adopt the most appropriate measures that guarantee the safety of personnel and customers." For this, the instructions and recommendations prepared by the Ministry of Health have been taken into account and proposals from associations and unions have been incorporated.
The Guide is broad in its scope and contains a set of recommendations that are easy to understand. "We hope that it will help raise awareness, responsibility and solidarity for companies, their staff and consumers; together we will be able to face the coronavirus pandemic effectively, avoiding a negative effect on the economy, employment and health of our country, "said Méndez.
The recommendations are aimed at commercial retail establishments for food, beverages, products and essential goods, pharmaceutical establishments, medical, optical and orthopedic products, hygiene products, press and stationery, automotive fuel, tobacconists, technological and telecommunications equipment. , pet food, internet commerce, telephone or correspondence, dry cleaners and laundries, in accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.