Farmers’ markets re-open

17/04/2020 - 11:33

Food policies. Weekly markets return as from 18 April and will follow preventive measures to guarantee social distancing.

Weekly markets are allowed to re-open as from this weekend. A protocol has been established with the Barcelona Public Health Agency to guarantee that health measures and distancing are complied with during the state of emergency for Covid-19.

Upcoming markets are as follows:

  • El Fort Pienc
    Plaça d’André Malraux
    Every Saturday
    10 am to 2.30 pm
  • El Guinardó
    Plaça de Maragall
    Every Saturday
    10 am to 2.30 pm
  • La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample
    Germanetes (C/ Consell de Cent, between C/ Viladomat and C/ Comte Borrell)
    Every Saturday
    10 am to 2.30 pm
  • La Sagrera
    Plaça de Masadas
    Sunday 17 and 31 May
    9 am to 2 pm
  • Vallcarca i els Penitents
    Placeta del metro
    Saturday 23 and 30 May
    10 am to 2.00 pm
  • Sants
    Carretera de Sants – Rambla del Brasil
    Saturday 23 May
    10 am to 2.30 pm
  • Sants
    Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies
    Saturday 23 and 30 May
    10 am to 4 pm

Barcelona City Council believes that if health and safety measures are adopted as they have been in many municipalities and autonomous regions, farmers’ markets should not represent any more risks than other types of food supply. Because of this, a safety protocol has been developed which should be respected to guarantee the preventive measures on social distancing for places where there are build-ups of people. These measures include:

  • Delimiting the market and clearly identifying entrance and exit points.
  • Guaranteeing a maximum flow of people and respecting safety distances between them, in queues and between stalls.
  • Ensuring cleanliness and disinfection of stalls, materials and surfaces.
  • Encouraging behaviour to minimise risks: payment by credit card, limiting self-service, offering gloves and hand sanitiser and putting up information signs at stalls.

 

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