Cyprus is on red alert, following the rapid deterioration of its epidemiological situation, as evidenced through the results of the diagnostic tests in recent weeks. Given the increase in cases, Alphamega Hypermarkets have proceeded with a revision of the action plan in place to deal with the pandemic, taking additional measures aimed at protecting staff members but also public health.
As it is well-known, since last March, when the first coronavirus cases were detected in Cyprus, the company has been implementing a strict safety protocol and a series of protective measures for its staff and customers. Following the steep increase in the country’s number of coronavirus cases, the company deemed it necessary to step up its safety measures.
To this end, it has accelerated the installation of self-checkouts in its hypermarkets island-wide, so that more customers are in a position to do their shopping without a middleman or contact with staff or other customers. At the same time, all hypermarkets have been equipped with an electrostatic disinfection system, which makes it easier and faster to disinfect trolleys, cash tills and other common areas. This system enables the hypermarket’s staff to constantly disinfect the commonly used areas and points.
Furthermore, an automatic people-counting system has been installed in all hypermarkets, ensuing there is strict adherence to the one person per 8 square metres measure, as provided in the Ministry of Health’s instructions.
In addition to the above, all stores are disinfected thoroughly, based on the Ministry of Health guidelines, while a licensed cleaning crew is brought in weekly to spray the hypermarkets as a precaution. It is noted that the spraying is done using specific products that provide protection for a number of days after the spraying takes place, while they also disinfect the air.
Work counters and commonly used spaces are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly throughout the day at all hypermarkets, while the stores’ ventilation systems operate without interruption, so that the air is continually refreshed.
Meanwhile, the company’s suppliers and staff are called to implement strict hygiene measures, while a special unit has been assigned to deal with a possible coronavirus case among the company’s staff members.
Alphamega Hypermarkets urge the public to continue shopping with a heightened sense of social responsibility, with the aim of protecting public health and our fellow members of the public who belong to the vulnerable groups.