Through a statement, Cencosud Shopping announced that it will begin the gradual reopening process of the Mall Costanera Center in Providencia starting tomorrow Tuesday, August 18, 2020.
«In coordination with the authorities and prioritizing health security with strict operating protocols, Costanera Center will start tomorrow Tuesday, August 18, a period of gradual opening of premises, with hours of operation from 10:30 to 18:00 hours from Monday to Friday during Phase 2», explains the statement.
It was also noted that this reopening «is in addition to the essential stores that already operated to date such as Jumbo, Easy, pharmacies and health centers to which will be added the non-essential premises that prove to have only staff residing in communes phase 2 or higher, an aspect that will be heavily audited by the Shopping and authorities».
In order to reduce the amount of audience used to the mall, Cencosud Shopping states that the «administration has determined to reduce by 50% the total capacity defined and authorized by the regulations during the first week of operation».
«This means that the equivalent of only 1 person per 20 m2 will be allowed, unlike 1 person every 10m2 as established by the health authority,» it goes on.
According to estimates, approximately 30% of stores are expected to be open during the first 10 days of gradual opening.
Safety and hygiene measures
To ensure the well-being of employees and customers, a number of safety and hygiene measures will be implemented during the reopening process, including:
– Alcohol gel dispensers and mandatory use of masks to enter the mall, for all customers, direct or third party collaborators in all sectors of the shopping center and its permanent use.
-Temperature control at entry for all Mall workers (own, third parties, suppliers and locators) and customers.
-Provision of sanitizing carpets in the enabled accesses, which contribute to the disinfection of footwear.
-Electronic customer capacity control system and associated protocols for proper execution.
-Issuance of pre-recorded audios that will promote self-care measures to be considered by all persons who remain in the shopping centre.
-Permanent grooming and disinfection of all elements and contact surfaces with products defined in the Minsal disinfection protocol.
-Daily sanitization of all common areas after closing.
-Implementation of graphs regarding capacity and distance in all elevators and forklifts of the Mall, preference stairs and mechanical ramps and with preferential use of people with reduced mobility, pregnant women, cars for children and older adults.