Older shoppers to be ID'd at store entrance

Ljubljana, 10 April - Consumers above the age of 65 will need to prove their age with an identity card or some other ID to enter grocery shops during dedicated opening hours from Friday.

Belgrade, Serbia
Pensioners in Slovenia to be ID for their age to be let into grocery stores at dedicated opening hours.
Photo: Tanjug/STA

The government has decreed special shopping hours for vulnerable groups to protect them against coronavirus infection between 8am and 10am and an hour before the shops close.

The special opening hours apply exclusively to those above the age of 65, the disabled and pregnant women.

"Persons older than 65 can do their shopping at those times only. Customers older than 65 prove their age with a public ID document," the Government Communication Office said after the government made the latest change to the relevant decree last night.

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