Online discussion on the subject "Security measures in the public markets of the Municipality of Kozani", took place on Friday afternoon 8 January 2021.
In the discussion, held on the initiative of the Medical Association of Kozani, Deputy Mayor for Development Costas Kyriakidis participated, the authorized counselor in health issues and member of the Medical Association Anastasios Sidiras, as well as the Director of Local Economic Development George Bilionis.
The Kozani Medical Association was represented by President Charalambos Tsevekidis, the general secretary Theano Koutsimani, as well as the member Evangelos Kazakos.
From the side of the professionals participated the president of the Association of Greengrocers and Producers N.. Kozanis Christopoulos Lazaros, as well as the president of the popular market producers Kourtidi Nikolaos.
The following were discussed and proposed in the context of the process:
- Distribution of a brochure with the aim of informing regarding the protection measures that must be taken in the areas of the public markets. The creation of the brochure will be done with the help of the Municipality of Kozani, while the distribution will take place in the presence of representatives of the Board of the Kozani Medical Association in the public market.
- Distribution of masks by the Municipality of Kozani, but also thermometry as much as possible.
- Operation of a parallel public market in a different part of the city (Νιάημερος).
- Create ascent and descent, but also entry and exit in the public market, by placing lines that will guide consumers.
- Closing of the side vertical streets for entry of consumers.( In the vertical streets to be allowed only exit from the laiki).
- Controlled entry of persons, if this is possible
- Extension of the working hours of the popular until 5 afternoon.
- Strict policing by the Municipal Police for the implementation of the provided measures, as well as supervision by the officials of the Municipality for the full implementation of the regulation of the operation of the popular.
- Prohibition of gatherings of producers and traders in moments of rest or food during the operation of the popular.
- Presence of antiseptics in conspicuous places on all vendors' counters.
- Disinfection by the Municipality after the end of the popular and garbage collection in bags and bins.
- Cooperation and understanding from visitors for the implementation of the suggestions of the services .
in conclusion, the operation of the people of the Municipality of Kozani is considered imperative on the one hand for the provision of quality products at good prices to the citizens, on the other hand for the economic survival of the traders and producers of the region.
In a period of health crisis, the knowledge of the scientific community, in combination with the many years of experience of the services of the Municipality, as well as the valuable cooperation of professionals will lead to the improved and safer operation of the public market.