Apple will reopen all of its stores located in Germany on May 11. The company will open the Apple Store locations in line with the country’s recently-announced measure for reopening shops with extra hygiene precautions.
Apple has 15 retail stores in the region, and all of them will open with limited hours starting May 11. The new openings follow the reopening of Apple Stores in Australia and Austria.
German-language publication Macerkopf reports that the plan is to reopen all of the stores in the country. An Apple spokesperson told the publication what services will be available.
“After many Germans work and learn from home, we will initially focus on service and support at the Genius Bar,” Apple reportedly told Macerkopf. “Until further notice, we will take additional precautions, such as checking body temperature, maintaining the minimum distance, and wearing mouth-to-nose coverings and schedules, to ensure that customers and employees stay healthy.”
As with previous reopenings in Austria, Australia, South Korea, and mainland China, the German Apple Stores will also implement social distancing.
Apple reportedly added recommendations for waiting customers.
“Our concept for maintaining the minimum distance requires that only a limited number of visitors stay in the store at the same time, so that walking customers may have to wait at the entrance,” said Apple. “We recommend our customers, if possible, to shop online with the options for delivery or collection in the store.”
The German Apple Stores have published their new opening hours, and all show operating hours from 11:00 to 19:00 local time.