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Myer begins reopening some of its stores today

By December 16, 2020 No Comments
One of Australia’s biggest retail giants will reopen some of its stores today, testing out the waters after coronavirus lockdowns forced closures across the country.
Five Myer stores in Queensland will begin reopening their doors on Friday morning in time for Mother’s Day, with strict social distancing rules and hygiene measures in place.
The department chain closed all of its stores and stood down about 10,000 staff without pay on March 29 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Closed retailers across Australia.
A man wearing a face mask walks out of the Myer Bourke Street department store on March 29, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.(Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
Its online services remained open.
Cleaning in store will be increased, while hand sanitiser, faces masks and gloves will be available to staff, sneeze guards installed at registers and social distancing signposted. 
However, beauty appointments, intimate apparel, suit and shoe fittings will remain suspended. 
READ MORE: Full list of stores that are open for Mother’s Day during coronavirus pandemic
“Our priority continues to be the health and wellbeing of our customers and team members and to assist and support governments in limiting the spread of COVID-19,” a Myer spokesperson said.
In New South Wales, two stores will reopen tomorrow in the city’s south-west – Bankstown and Liverpool.
For a full list of retailers reopening for Mother’s Day click here.
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