Supermarkets across Monaco will dedicate their first hour of the day to the elderly. This is in hope of limiting the spread of the coronavirus amongst those most at risk.
Those above age 70 are able to access supermarkets and markets during this priority hour between 8.30am and 9.30am. They have first access to the newly stocked shelves. After, anyone in the Principality is able to get their supplies throughout the day.
Other countries across Europe have already imposed this priority hour, alleviating any stress caused by other shoppers or fears of contracting the virus. The rules of controlling numbers of customers in the shop and queuing 1,5 metre apart will still be enforced during this time slot.
For anyone unable to obtain their own groceries, Monaco City Hall has also extended its meals-on-wheels delivery service to all residents over 70 years of age and to vulnerable people. Meal trays consist of a starter, main course, cheese, dessert and bread at the rate of 9 euros for lunch and 15 euros for lunch and dinner. The Monegasque Red Cross is helping City Hall’s efforts to deliver.
All pharmacies in Monaco can deliver medications and other health-related products to isolated people staying at home. This service depends on neighbourhood of your home and availability of the drug. The measure is introduced in order to limit movement around the country and waiting times in pharmacies.