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Guidelines being drawn up for when shops reopen 

The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands will collect in a document, which is already being prepared, the measures and protocols of action that must be implemented in the shops of the islands, once they are progressively reopened.

The Ministry met  with different agents from the
business sector of the Canary Islands to find out in detail all their
proposals, in order to complete the text, and guarantee the correct development
of commercial activity, in safety conditions.

Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, highlights the
importance of having the assessment and support of the sector, with the aim of
“getting a consensual document and a solid proposal that allows us to be
prepared for when the reopening of trade on the islands is decreed by the
competent authorities .”.

In the words of the director general of Commerce and
Consumption, David Mille, the document will take into account the health
security protocols for both workers and the general public and will especially
focus on the islands’ retail trade. The plan is expected to be submitted by the
Canary Islands Government to the State, after review and approval, before its
final approval.

Representatives of the provincial employers’ associations,
CEOE-Tenerife and CCE attended the meeting with the sector, in addition to
other sectoral associations such as the Federation of Entrepreneurs of La Palma
(Fedepalma), the Federation of Food Entrepreneurs and Consumer Goods of the
Canary Islands (Facca), the Federation of Urban Areas of the Canary Islands
(Fauca), the Canary Confederation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
(Cecapyme), the Provincial Federation of Small and Medium-sized Metal and New
Technologies (Femepa) and commercial representatives from the Triana area were
also present at the meeting.

The Chambers of Commerce of Tenerife, Gran Canaria,
Lanzarote and Fuerteventura were also represented, as well as the delegations
of the Chamber of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, as well as representatives
of the Canary Association of Medium and Large Distribution Companies (
Asodican) and the Association of Supermarkets of the Canary Islands (Asuican)
and the unions Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) and Unión General de Trabajadores de
España (UGT).