While re-containment is already on everyone’s lips, Wednesday January 27, how to save businesses, already on the brink? Will the distinction between essential and non-essential businesses and closed shelves in supermarkets reappear? “It was forbidden to buy tights when it was cold outside, pajamas were allowed up to two years old, but from three years old it was really totally absurd, you have to get out of this and have smart containment“, warns Jacques Creyssel, general delegate of the Federation of commerce and distribution.
Several hypotheses are being considered in an attempt to save the businesses from strict re-containment on the Bercy side. If the epidemic worsens, some stores could be given priority. Another possibility is to give these businesses the choice of opening a few hours during the day, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., for example. Mandatory appointment scheduling, with half-hour slots, could also be implemented.
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