Coronavirus: Apple shoppers required to wear masks
Apple is gradually reopening its stores in the United States, following a slackening of the blocks intended to slow down the Covid-19 pandemic.
But there will be strict rules for customers, including the use of a mask. If customers don’t have their own, one will be provided.
Visitors will also be asked a series of health questions at the door and their temperature will be checked.
There will be a small number of customers in the shop and deep cleaning will take place during the day.
About 100 Apple stores have already been reopened around the world.
In a post detailing how the new measures will apply in the United States, Apple said: “When a store in your area takes this step to reopen … things can look and feel a little different.
“First, you’ll end up with a lot of space.”
However, individual help will be provided in the so-called gene bars at an appropriate distance.
Apple will also allow customers to collect goods from outside, in order to limit the number of visitors to the store.
In the UK, some gardening centers and home improvement stores have been allowed to reopen, but the government has not yet said when the High Street stores will be able to start trading again.