“You have to avoid crowds. Since the sales are a claim that can facilitate crowds, they are not allowed,” Illa said at a press conference from the Palacio de la Moncloa, who pointed out that the discounts and offers ‘online’ yes they can be allowed. “But everything that causes physical crowds is not allowed. Sales can cause these crowds and are not allowed,” he explained.
The Minister of Health has responded in this way after the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism assured this Wednesday, at the request of the textile trade association Acotex, and also of some federations in the sector, that what is prohibited is the agglomerations and not the possibility of making sales and promotions in physical establishments.
The Department of Commerce specified, in the communication sent to Acotex to which Europa Press had access, that “this rule must be interpreted as meaning that agglomerations are prohibited and not the possibility of making sales and promotions in establishments physical “and clarified this is a first interpretation of the second additional provision of the Order and that a query has been sent to the Ministry of Health on the matter.
However, according to the opinion of Commerce, “the provisions of the aforementioned second additional provision should not be interpreted as meaning that the sales or promotions themselves are restricted and therefore prohibited, since this would require a modification of the Retail Trade Management Law and it has not been produced, but rather it is a measure that aims to avoid possible crowds caused by commercial actions. “
The Order published this Tuesday in the Official State Gazette (BOE) by the Ministry of Health stated that “establishments may not announce or carry out commercial actions that may give rise to crowds of the public, both within the commercial establishment and in its immediate “, without affecting the online trade, which has caused the discomfort of the sector.