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Factsheet for measure BG-2021-1/2146 – measures in Bulgaria
|Country||Bulgaria , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 January 2021|
Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/innovation
|Author||Tsetomila Sabcheva and Luboslav Kostov (Citub)|
|Measure added||11 January 2022 (updated 18 January 2022)|
The METRO supermarkets are among the largest Bulgarian food stores. Implementing innovative technologies and a number of measures, METRO focuses its efforts on securing customers' shopping experience.
Entering the METRO stores does not require a "green certificate" despite the size of the premises. However customers are required to follow the rules for safe and secure shopping. People with a body temperature above 37.5 Celsius are not allowed to enter the METRO stores. All stores are equipped with thermal cameras and monitor the temperature of customers. If a customer is detected with a body temperature above 37.5 Celsius they are provided with a compensation voucher worth BGN 10 (€5) for future shop visit.
The applied measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 on site include:
All customers of the METRO store benefit from the safety measures. Queues and crowding are not allowed and an automatic traffic control system is in place to monitor the number of people on site.
All customers can use disinfectant dispensers within the key shopping areas areas of the store. The METRO stores posses internationally recognized certificate for anti-COVID measures issued by Bureau Veritas.
The employees of METRO are provided with PCR tests in order to guarantee a safe workplace environment.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No social partner's involvement in the design and implementation of the measure.
No social partner's views are registered on the design and implementation of the measure.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|G - Wholesale And Retail Trade; Repair Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles||G46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in METRO stores, measure BG-2021-1/2146 (measures in Bulgaria), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/BG-2021-1_2146.html
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