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Rules and recommendations

If you go shopping, follow hygiene rules. It is no longer necessary to wear a face mask or respirator, but still try to keep distance from other customers (especially in the queue at the cash desk). Before entering the shop, disinfect your hands, and repeat after returning home. For greater protection, it is recommended to wear gloves. Do not touch any surface unnecessarily and use gloves when picking fruits, vegetables or pastries.

You can find detailed purchasing rules in the Retail topic.

If you are part of a higher risk group or are in quarantine (isolation), ask a neighbour, relative or friend to do your shopping. If this isn't possible, you can reach out to volunteers, who will be happy to assist you. You can also order online and get your shopping delivered to your doorstep.

Try to take advantage of online shopping. If you go to the store, follow the maximum hygiene measures, keep your distance from other people and pay with a card. Shopping is a basic necessity, but it's a place with a high risk of infection, so please be responsible. You are not only protecting yourself but also others.