Coronavirus in the Canary Islands: HiperDino donates 100,000 masks for the elderly centers of the Canary Islands - La Provincia


HiperDino has donated 100,000 masks for the elderly who reside in the Archipelago's senior centers. By islands and number of users, Gran Canaria has 38,000; Tenerife, 38,000; Lanzarote, 10,000; La Palma, 6,000; Fuerteventura, 5,600; La Gomera, 1,600, and El Hierro, 800 masks. With this gesture, the chain wants to contribute its grain of sand to fight against the expansion of the coronavirus in the Canary Islands.

The CEO of DinoSol Supermarkets, Javier Puga, explains that "we would like to have had them before but the reality is that, since the beginning of this health crisis, our regular providers have not been able to get them in Spain, so we have had to go abroadHe adds that "at this time, all our employees have masks and we continue working to guarantee their health and that of our clients."

Total, HiperDino has purchased 240,000 N95 - FFP2 masks to distribute among its employees and make them available to the Canary Islands Government. The Ministry of Social Rights will be in charge of distributing this material according to the number of users and centers for each of the islands.

The material came out last week from Chinese city of Dalian and arrived by truck to Shanghai. From there an airplane took him to Prague (Czech Republic) and, again by truck, he was sent to Madrid. Once at the airport, the transfer was made to Gran Canaria, arriving at approximately 8:00 p.m. last Sunday.

The chain has also reserved a certain number of face masks for those other companies in the competition and in the distribution sector that are in the same situation and need to have them.

Placement of partitions

HiperDino continues to implement preventive measures to guarantee the protection and safety of employees and customers and, to this end, it has installed 1,000 partitions in the cashier lines of 163 stores.

These partitions are made of methacrylate and measure 83x50 centimeters and 4 millimeters thick. In this way, the recommended separation is ensured at the time of payment.

Other measures

Other measures adopted so far have to do with hygiene standards, as proposed by the Ministry of Health, and, through a public address system and every 30 minutes, employees are advised that they must go to wash their hands. Meanwhile, the cashier staff and those in charge of the home delivery service have hydroalcoholic solutions to do the same.

At the same time, disinfection services and daily cleaning of facilities have been increased, in addition to carts and shopping baskets.

Regarding the use of gloves, employees and customers are required to wear them in all sections of the store.

To ensure the safety distance between employees and between customers and avoid queues, access to the boxes and circulation through the aisles have been regulated with green signs. This is supervised by the staff of the establishment and it is insisted with the support of posters.

Likewise, one person has been appointed per work center in charge of complying with preventive measures and explanatory videos about the current situation are projected on store screens with specific material from the Ministry of Health.

To avoid crowds, the stores remain open during their normal hours, and the presence of security agents has been reinforced so that there can be a capacity control at the access to the establishment and at the time of purchase.

The store service for elderly, disabled, disabled and pregnant people has also been reinforced, taking precedence when accessing the establishment and enabling a priority collection box for these people.

At all times, people who decide to visit the establishments are recommended to do so individually and act responsibly.

On the other hand, the online shopping service is maintained to help people stay at home as long as possible. This service is carried out with all the guarantees and seeks to help cope with this exceptional situation, especially for the elderly or those who belong to risk groups.

As for office employees, 161 of them already work from home, which is more than 50% of the total, having all the necessary resources to carry out their task.

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