All But One Of Australia's Apple Stores To Reopen On Thursday
Apple has announced plans to reopen 21 of its stores across Australia on Thursday (May 7). All of the country's outlets, with the exception of Apple's flagship store in Sydney which is closed for refurbishment, will soon open their doors.
After being closed for seven weeks due to the coronavirus, people will soon be allowed to hit up the Genius Bar, have their products looked at in-person and potentially stock up on some new gear.
Customers have been warned that they won't be able to casually stroll into the store like they might have done in the past. There will be temperature checks for everyone entering the store and each location will be limited to the number of people they can allow in at one time.
A spokesperson for Apple Australia told 9News: "We're excited to begin welcoming visitors back to our Australia stores later this week. We've missed our customers and look forward to offering our support.
"With many Australians working and learning from home, our initial focus will be providing service and support at the Genius Bar.
"To start, we will open with additional safety procedures including temperature checks, social distancing, and an adjusted schedule, to ensure customers and employees continue to stay healthy.
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"Our social distance protocol means a limited number of visitors in the store at one time so there may be a delay for walk-in customers. We recommend, where possible, customers buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up."
The company says it's very unlikely you'll be able to get an appointment at the Genius Bar as a walk-in as there will be loads of people who will need help with their products after seven weeks of being shut.
Millions of Australians have been working from home for weeks and if their products weren't up to scratch before isolation rules kicked into gear, then they certainly wouldn't be much better now.
There is no doubt that appointment times will be snapped up in no time so you better get in quick.
It's worth noting that Apple's flagship Sydney store will remain closed because it's been undergoing renovations and work hasn't yet been completed.
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