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Shops & supermarkets under lockdown!
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Thought it might be useful to have a thread where people can post about their experiences with the various businesses still open under the lockdown!

CALETA: SHOPPING CENTRE ATLANTICO 
Was there this morning at about 10.15. Everything is closed bar the supermarket and the health shop. The toilets are cordoned off, so please be aware that there are no toilet or hand-washing facilities available at the present time! While opticians and hairdressers are allowed to remain open, neither were open at Atlantico this morning. A pathway is cordoned off to allow access to the Spar and health shop. You enter on the right beside the sport shop (very important— a security guard is there to enforce this and a woman in a motorised wheelchair was made to REVERSE and come back in the right way so they are taking this very seriously!) and walk around the escalators and up past the hairdressers to enter the shop. You exit the shop on the left (your right as you are leaving) and exit the mall the same way. It was extremely quiet while we were there and does feel a bit doomsday spooky, so be prepared. 

CALETA: SPAR, ATLANTICO
Open as of this morning and with good stock of everything apart from hand sanitiser, etc. No shortage of toilet paper here! No restrictions on entry, queue, or purchasing, but nobody was panic buying. It was quiet enough. We waited at the till behind one man who very annoyingly hung around talking to the cashier after he finished his transaction which meant we had to get much closer to him than we wanted while trying to pack our groceries. Otherwise a pleasant and sedate experience. Probably ~30 people in the supermarket the entire time we were in there. People were very quiet and subdued, but there was no aura of panic like there was before the weekend. A delivery was being unloaded as we were leaving. Stock is definitely continuing to come in, so please do not panic.

CALETA: HIPERDINO, HAPPY CENTRE
Strictly enforced limit of 5 people inside at one time. No restrictions on purchasing that I could see. Queue outside to get in, maybe 3 people. At queue for checkout, people in the queue must stand one metre apart (paper taped to floor to show you the distance). Good stock of everything bar the obvious sanitiser etc. Bit of an uncomfortable vibe in the shop and the staff seemed very tense, but overall not a terrible experience. 

Would be interested in any reports folks have from Mercadona or Lidl as I will have to visit one or both of those before the week is up. Also if anyone has information on any of the other shops and towns, please leave it here!
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Great idea Ducks! Also thanks for the detailed report, very handy.
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Mercadona, Corralejo. 

Open and operating as near normal as possible except:
Two security guards on first car park entrance (but none on the 2nd!), they were just waving people in and not using the stop/go hand held sign he had. 
Two staff plus one uniformed security officer on door - it appeared their main task was saying good morning!
All staff wearing gloves and face masks.
Strips of tape on floor at check outs marking the one metre gap needed between customers. 
Most items in stock (hurry if you need toilet rolls) but a few exceptions. No tins of chilli con carne etc. Bananas looked very green, suspect they were rushed onto shop floor a little too early. 
Otherwise all was well.

I suspect a few people were panic buying (I'm sure the man in front of me didn't really need four packs of 12 toilet rolls) but there was an announcement about Mercadona working hard to keep stocks and therefore no need to bulk buy. I only purchased ONE pack of toilet rolls! N

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I was in Mercadona Costa Antigua at around 12:30 reasonably quiet  I must say I was impressed with how quickly they have managed to replenish it given the state it was in on Friday, all the staff masked up, with the exception of a couple of security guards, all appeared at first normal, plenty of water and toilet rolls, and with the exception of hand sanitizer, liquid soap, and flour most things were available, however, the Deli Counter is not in use, one odd thing we failed to buy eggs on Friday, but they were there today, but had no use before date on them Rolleyes
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(16-03-2020, 01:49 PM)Johnrgby Wrote: I was in Mercadona Costa Antigua at around 12:30 reasonably quiet  I must say I was impressed with how quickly they have managed to replenish it given the state it was in on Friday, all the staff masked up, with the exception of a couple of security guards, all appeared at first normal, plenty of water and toilet rolls, and with the exception of hand sanitizer, liquid soap, and flour most things were available, however, the Deli Counter is not in use, one odd thing we failed to buy eggs on Friday, but they were there today, but had no use before date on them Rolleyes

What were the queues like? Were they letting everyone in or policing numbers?

Deli counter was open at Hiperdino, I think: a woman in front of me had several small items in the little brown bags, so I'm guessing they were pastries etc!
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(16-03-2020, 01:51 PM)Ducks Wrote:
(16-03-2020, 01:49 PM)Johnrgby Wrote: I was in Mercadona Costa Antigua at around 12:30 reasonably quiet  I must say I was impressed with how quickly they have managed to replenish it given the state it was in on Friday, all the staff masked up, with the exception of a couple of security guards, all appeared at first normal, plenty of water and toilet rolls, and with the exception of hand sanitizer, liquid soap, and flour most things were available, however, the Deli Counter is not in use, one odd thing we failed to buy eggs on Friday, but they were there today, but had no use before date on them Rolleyes

What were the queues like? Were they letting everyone in or policing numbers?

Deli counter was open at Hiperdino, I think: a woman in front of me had several small items in the little brown bags, so I'm guessing they were pastries etc!

No, I just walked in as normal, as I said there were two security guards on duty but appeared to be more for decoration than use, bought most of what we could not on Friday went to the checkout no queue went straight through
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I read somewhere that the chemists would only be open with the "Ventana de Guardia". I can confirm that the chemist at Campanario is fully open normal hours.
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CALETA: MERCADONA

Was in at opening time this morning trying to stock up the rest of the bits we will need for a full lockdown. Being managed in a very orderly fashion with almost all staff wearing masks, and several customers also: explains why I couldn't get my hands on any, despite seeing nobody wearing them: everyone was saving them until now! Security a very visible presence, but said good morning and were very pleasant.

No idea what day they get their delivery, but the basics were all in stock, including bread/fruit and veg/meat/toilet paper/etc. In fact, good stock of everything except cleaning supplies (low) and some personal sanitation items (no face wipes, etc.). They also seemed to be running low on roach spray. Decent atmosphere, and all staff doing their best.
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ELECTRON: PUERTO DEL ROSARIO

I saw an Electron truck doing a delivery and spoke to the driver.  He said their store is open 9:00 to 17:00h, Monday to Friday.  I assume they are open because they sell computer equipment.


FERRETERIA MARCIAL:  CORRALEJO

A friend drove by this morning and saw customers going in and out.
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Courtesy of Trickyfox on FB - 

Lockdown update: Just been to Caleta for the pharmacy and Mercadona. A few people walking about oblivious to any restrictions. Pharmacy had a barrier across so you couldn't get too close to the counter. Traffic was lighter than normal but still plenty about. Two Police cars (Guardia Civil) parked outside Mercadona. Chap at entrance area looking bored obviously only there for if things got really busy, a security guard just inside the doors also. All staff wearing masks and gloves (none offered to customers). Marks on the floor at checkouts 1m apart and others throughout the store. Deli counter not in use. Biggest gaps on the shelves - red wine, couldn't get our usual tipples. Low on eggs, some meat (ham) products, potatoes back in stock. Some customers wearing scarves, bandanas (would they be of any use) across their faces (probably wearing gloves as well - didn't look too closely), mainly, if not all, appeared to be Spanish. Plenty of cars in the car park (and Lidl) but the store didn't seem busy really.

And my additional bit - 

As I couldn't get a response to emails or telephone calls to Armas / FRS ferries I took the risk and drove to Puerto del Rosario to see our about postponing our ferry tickets back to the mainland, sorted no problem postponed 4 weeks.

There were no Police visible on the way there but on the way back there after I shopped at Mercadona there were a couple on the roundabout by IKEA and one at the Caleta bus station.
Re shopping in Mercadona there was plenty of loo rolls and pasta but no fresh milk in the fridge and no tooth paste apart from Sensodyne, I thought there were plenty of eggs, some shelves getting low particularly the wine shelves 😢, probably awaiting a delivery, Lidl next door appeared quieter than Mercadona.
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