This site commenced operation with 225 places
Fira de Barcelona is providing Hall 7 of its Montjuïc venue to house people in situation of vulnerability during the current health crisis
The area set up in Hall 7 (Victoria Eugenia) of Fira de Barcelona’s Montjuïc venue for people in situation of vulnerability opened with 225 places, which may be increased to as many as 1,000. The trade fair institution has made these facilities available to Barcelona City Council in accordance with its determination to contribute as much as it can to alleviating the difficult situation generated by Covid-19.
Constantí Serrallonga, Fira de Barcelona’s Managing Director, stressed that “more than ever we’re fulfilling our commitment to the city in this exceptional situation and we’re making our facilities available to institutions and organisations in order to contribute as much as we can to mitigating the effects of the pandemic”.
He also praised “the work and efforts of the teams of the institutions, entities and suppliers that have set up the area provided by Fira in record time”.
The area covering 6,000 m2 set up in Hall 7 has been assembled in partnership with Barcelona City Council, the Red Cross and the Military Emergencies Unit, together with the Army, the Barcelona Fire Brigade, the Municipal Police Force and Fira de Barcelona. It complies with all the security protocols stipulated by the health authorities and guarantees comprehensive food, security and hygiene services.
In addition, Fira de Barcelona and Endesa have reached an agreement to enable the electricity company to supply all the necessary power (lighting and air conditioning) free of charge to ensure to the utmost the well-being of its users.
Barcelona, March 2020