According to the German Apple news site Macerkopt, Apple will open all 15 of its stores in Germany on Monday, May 11th. The stores will open under very strict health guidelines and screenings measures. The Apple Stores in Germany become the 2nd in Europe to reopen after Austria.
Here is a statement provided by Apple in German, translated to English:
After many Germans have been working and learning from home, we will initially focus on service and support at the Genius Bar. Until further notice, we will take additional precautions, such as checking body temperature, maintaining the minimum distance, and wearing mouth-to-nose coverings and timings to ensure that customers and employees stay healthy. 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. We recommend our customers, if possible, to shop online with the options for delivery or collection in the store.
Apple is pleased to welcome more visitors to European stores again next week. Apple missed its customers in Germany and is happy to offer you support again. Apple’s thoughts are still with all those who are affected by COVID-19 or who are doing everything around the clock to treat COVID-19, to research and to limit the spread. The exact opening times of the stores can be found on the Apple Retail website shortly.
Compared to other countries, German has done rather containing the spread of COVID19. The German government started to ease some social restrictions this week, allowing businesses to reopen.