Apple Stores reopen in Australia with masks and temperature checks

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Apple Store Robina Coronavirus Reopening (Image credit: @Carly_Madsen)

What you need to know

  • Apple Stores across Australia are now open again.
  • They've been closed for weeks due to coronavirus.
  • All stores require customers wear masks and undergo temperature checks.

Apple stores across Australia are now open once more, with just one remaining closed. Those that are open are allowing a limited number of people into the store at once to ensure social distancing is still observed.

Face masks were the order of the day as Twitter lit up with people sharing photos and videos of Australian Apple Stores opening for the first time in weeks. Stores are also using non-contact thermometers to check the temperature of people before they enter to ensure they aren't carrying coronavirus.

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Australia joins Greater China, Austria, and South Korea in having its Apple Stores back up and running with Apple feeling that those countries have the virus under control sufficiently to be able to run a retail business without putting customers and team members at undue risk. It's likely to be some time before the same can be said about other large Apple markets like the United States and UK.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.