Apple is scheduled to reopen at least three of its stores in Germany on May 11, in line with the country’s recently announced move to allow stores to open with additional hygiene measures.
Following the reopening of its stores in Austria and Australia, Apple will open at least three of its stores in Germany. The company operates 15 Apple Stores in the region, but those in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Rosenstrasse will open during limited hours starting May 11.
According to the German-language publication Macerkopf, it looks like the plan is to reopen all stores in the country, and quotes an Apple spokesperson explaining what services will be available.
“After many Germans have worked and learned from home, we will first focus on service and support at the Genius Bar,” Apple told Macerkopf. “Until further notice, we will take additional precautions, such as checking body temperature, maintaining minimum distance, and wearing covers and word-of-mouth schedules, to ensure that customers and employees stay healthy. “
As with recent reopenings in Austria and Australia, and previous ones in South Korea and mainland China, German Apple Stores will also implement social distancing.
In a statement similar to its opening in Austria, Apple is said to have added recommendations for pending customers.
“Our concept of keeping the minimum distance requires that only a limited number of visitors remain in the store at the same time, so customers who are walking around may have to wait at the entrance,” said Apple. “We recommend that our customers, if possible, shop online with delivery or in-store pickup options.”
The three German Apple stores that have so far released their new opening hours all indicate that the stores will operate from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.
This reopening is in line with German coronavirus policy, which this week saw the first relaxation of the locking rules with the opening of certain stores.