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Apple is reopening stores in Canada this week and you'll need a face mask to enter

Apple is feeling more optimistic about offering a safe retail experience to customers and has announced it's reopening stores around the world this week including 12 in Canada. 

In a message posted today to its website, Apple says nearly a hundred of their stores have already opened with more to come as local laws permit and the company deems it safe to do so.

Those familiar with the usual Apple Store experience where hoards of shoppers crowd tables to check out the latest iPhones, iPads and other devices will be in for a surprise. 

Apple says that reopened stores will feature a lot more space for customers to move around as they put strict limits on how many people can shop inside at one time. 

All Apple store staff and customers will also be required to wear face coverings and the store will provide masks to customers who don't bring their own.

There will also be health screenings at the entrance and all customers will be required to take a temperature check before entering.

While many Apple stores in Canada are not yet permitted to open because they're located inside malls, the 12 stores scheduled to reopen on May 20 include:

  • British Columbia: Metrotown (Burnaby), Coquitlam Centre (Coquitlam), Richmond Centre (Richmond), Guildford Town Centre (Surrey), Oakridge Centre (Vancouver), Pacific Centre (Vancouver)
  • Manitoba: Polo Park (Winnipeg)
  • Nova Scotia: Halifax Shopping Centre (Halifax)
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