Public Benefit Markets Protocols



  • workers will no longer need to practice social distancing in all places (indoor and outdoor areas) in all activities and events.
  • Wearing mask is not required in outdoor or indoor areas, but it is recommended to wear it indoors.
  • Allow goods to be tested (for example testing food samples).
  • Disinfect and clean refrigerators and containers used to deliver the goods, also the incoming shipments before storing them, unless this leads to their damage (such as: books, etc.) (during the quality check).
  • Minimize employee hand handling of materials throughout the material storage journey (incoming materials, outgoing materials, and when arranging materials in the market).
  • Covering exposed goods while in transit (such as packing food while in transit).
  • It is recommended to place hand sanitizers in all facilities, toilets, and near frequently used doors.
  • Encourage payment through electronic points of sale (i.e. online payment options, credit card and smart phone).
  • Disinfect facilities, all surfaces, toilets, and shopping carts frequently.
  • Use no-touch waste bins, and constantly dispose of wastes.
  • It is recommended to avoid sharing tools (such as pens used to fill in working papers, and shared devices such as drinking water devices, etc.).


Awareness and Implementation:

  • Place a panel that includes a statement of violations at the entrance to the facility.
  • Distribute the awareness brochures issued by Ministry of Health and Public Health Authority, about the following:
    1. Methods of disease transmission and prevention.
    2. Washing hands and avoiding touching the eyes, nose and mouth before washing hands, with paying attention to personal and health care.
    3. Follow the etiquette of sneezing and coughing (use a tissue and dispose it as soon as possible, use the elbow by bending the arm).