22.Dec .2020 17:30

The Malls Will Be Open From 07:00 to 19:00 – What Rules Should Shopping Malls Follow?

The Malls Will Be Open From 07:00 to 19:00 – What Rules Should Shopping Malls Follow?
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According to the decision of the Government of Georgia, from December 24 to January 2, shopping centers will be opened in big cities, Tbilisi, Rustavi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Gori, Zugdidi, Poti, and Telavi, but with some restrictions.

By the decision of the Interagency Council, additional regulations are provided, on which consultations with the business have been held in advance. In particular:

o The working hours of the shops are determined from 07:00 to 19:00
o Customers should be allowed to enter the trading area with strict flow management, for which:
o No more than one customer will be allowed for every 20 m2 of store space
o Customer queues should be managed both inside and outside the store;
o Discount promotions to be announced mainly in the morning and/or in case of online sales;
o Dressing rooms will not work in clothing stores.
o However, in order to protect the interests of consumers, stores should allow products to be returned or exchanged for one month, and this should only happen after February 1.
o The operation of food outlets in shopping malls, including transportation services, is prohibited
o Social distance and proper social distancing requirements must be maintained in all areas and outside the store.
o The full responsibility for this lies with the administration of the trade facilities
o In case of any violation, all the measures prescribed by law will be applied to the facilities, both fines, and suspension of activities.