As the pandemic returns under control, Apple reopens its Apple Stores worldwide: within this week, Apple will reopen dozens of stores in the USA and Canada, as well as in Italy. In the past few hours, the company has published a letter signed by Deirdre O’Brien, Apple Retail and Human Resources Manager, which outlines all the security measures to ensure social distancing to protect the health of employees and customers.
Apple has already opened its stores starting in China, then in South Korea, Australia, Austria, Germany and also in the USA and Italy. The return to gradual activity does not apply to all points of sale because those located in the regions and cities most affected continue to remain closed.
In any case, the company has announced that the reopening has already taken place for over 100 stores in the countries most affected by the virus in recent months. Apple reopens another 25 stores in the U.S. and 12 stores in Canada this week, as Bloomberg reports, based on an improvement in the local health situation. The consultancy and support activities for employees of Apple stores are carried out as usual but, to ensure social distance, the maximum number of people present at all times is limited.
In addition to checking the temperature at the entrance, patrons can be asked to answer health questions. Employees and customers are required to wear masks: Apple will provide it to customers who do not have it. Intensified cleaning and disinfection of all devices and surfaces in the already busy areas of the stores: Apple allows you to deliver devices for repair and to pick up purchases made online with collection in the store directly at the entrance of some Apple Stores, thus further reducing the possibility of crowding .
Recall that over half of all the Apple Stores in Italy reopen from Tuesday 19 May .: for the moment, those in Lombardy and Piedmont remain excluded. All macitynet articles that talk about Apple and the Apple Stores are available at their respective links.