Food markets and larger supermarkets are both considered an essential place to remain open during lockdown in the Principality – and stay open they will. But, the Condamine and Monte-Carlo markets are adapting their health and safety measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
While the French government has decided to close all urban open-air markets (unless an exemption is granted), Monaco residents are still able to go shopping at these establishments. Monaco City Hall and members of the Municipal Council decided that Service at the Condamine and Monte-Carlo markets will continue.
City Hall has implemented a specific plan to reinforce measures already put in place by the Prince’s Government. “Our markets constitute an essential supply point for fruit, vegetables, and other food items,” highlighted the elected representatives at the National Council of Monaco.
A one-way system
To avoid customers coming into close contact inside the Condamine hall, the entrance and exit will be through two different doors. A one-way system and waiting areas will guarantee the flow of people and avoid concentrating shoppers in front of certain stalls.
Barriers in front of each stall owners
Regarding the safety of stall owners, City Hall has installed barriers in front of each stall at the two markets to avoid customers touching the produce.
Municipal police ensure measure are respected
The Municipal Police will be present onsite, inside and out, to ensure that these new guidelines and safety distances are strictly followed.
All traders across both markets have ample supply of antibacterial gel to use throughout the day, upholding a strict level of hygiene.
Extension of delivery service
The Condamine and Monte-Carlo markets are open 7 days a week, from 7 am until 3:30 pm. Elderly citizens can benefit from a newly extended delivery service. Traders take telephone orders and free delivery service will take the produce to your door. The Monaco Red Cross provides the service, disinfecting their vehicles after every delivery.