Apple Stores in Germany will be among the next to reopen after extended closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Following reopenings across South Korea, Austria, and Australia in recent weeks, Germany’s 15 Apple Stores will begin reopen on May 11 at 11:00 A.M.
Germany hasn’t mitigated coronavirus infections to the extent of other regions where Apple Stores have reopened, but the country has seen a steady decline in daily new cases for over a month. The flattened curve was enough for Chancellor Angela Merkel to begin easing Germany’s national lockdown and allowing larger retail stores to resume business.
Apple Stores in Germany will adhere to familiar health and safety precautions for the foreseeable future. Here’s what you should expect to see the next time you visit:
- Initial focus on service and support
- Customers are encouraged to shop online
- Walk-in customers may experience delays
- Number of customers limited to maintain distancing
- Reduced store operating hours
- Masks must be worn inside
- Contactless temperature checks required before entry
- Display devices cleaned regularly
- Today at Apple sessions paused
Overnight Apple also launched an online store hub (U.S. localization only, for now) with links to Apple shopping services and answers to frequently asked questions.
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