Mainz – The Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of the Interior supports village shops with delivery service with emergency aid of up to 1,500 euros. “We want to further strengthen the great commitment on-site with emergency aid for such village shops, which are now increasingly relying on deliveries in the wake of the pandemic and thus supplying older people, for example,” said Interior Minister Roger Lewentz (SPD) in Mainz on Wednesday. “More and more citizens are appreciating the advantages of shopping close to home, which the village shops offer in rural areas,” said Lentz. Demand is increasing and there are always new helpers to support deliveries.
Protection measures had already been taken in the village shops weeks ago to reduce the risk of infection. This ranges from plexiglass panes as spit protection to spacers to the limitation of customers in the shop. In the case of the home delivery service, the goods are usually left on the doorstep to keep the risk of infection as low as possible. Payment is usually made without cash by enclosing an invoice.