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SPAR Austria makes FFP2 masks available in line with new legislation

January 23, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: COVID-19, People

  • SPAR Austria provides employees with FFP2 masks (© SPAR/Werner Krug)

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  • FFP2 masks also available for shoppers to purchase in SPAR Austria stores (© SPAR/Werner Krug)

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From 25 January 2021, it is obligatory for both employees and customers in grocery stores in Austria to wear an FFP2 mask. SPAR Austria will support customers to meet this new legislation by providing one free mask per day when visiting their stores, as long as stocks last. The masks will be issued at the entrance of SPAR, EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR stores nationwide. In addition, SPAR is also selling FFP2 masks for €0.59 each.

SPAR Austria has about 20 million certified FFP2 masks in stock. The majority of these certified masks have been locally sourced whilst some are from Europe and a small part from Asia. SPAR Austria has ensured that employees and customers doing shopping in the coming weeks have access to the right masks.

There are enough masks in stock, but for environmental reasons, they should not be used in a wasteful manner. SPAR is asking customers to handle the masks carefully and to use them multiple times when doing grocery shopping.

In addition to the free masks, shoppers can purchase FFP2 masks in single, 5- and 10-unit packs. A quantity restriction of 5 units applies when buying the individual masks.

Source: SPAR Austria

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About SPAR Austria

The origins of SPAR in Austria date back to 1954, but the current SPAR AG was created in 1970 when the original founding families joined with other regional wholesalers to form SPAR Austria AG – a 100% privately owned Austrian company.

With licences granted by SPAR International, ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) has also developed SPAR in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, and Northern Italy.