Myer on Wednesday announced it will trial the opening of another eight stores from this Saturday after seeing a positive response to the reopening of the first seven stores last week.
The stores located in NSW (Albury, Dubbo, Wagga, Erina, Miranda), Western Australia (Morley, Garden City) and South Australia (Tea Tree Plaza) will feature the same additional safety measures as were introduced in the first raft of reopenings.
These include protective items such as hand sanitiser, face masks and gloves for staff, hand sanitiser for customers, sneeze guards and conactless payments at checkouts, signage about maintaining 1.5 metre social distancing, customer capacity limits and increased cleaning.
Some services, such as beauty appointments, intimate apparel fittings, suit fittings and shoe fittings will also remain suspended.
A Myer spokesperson said they looked forward to welcoming more team members back to work and more customers back in-store.
A growing number of retailers have reopened their doors as self-isolation restrictions ease in much of the country.
Premier Investments, which owns a portfolio of retail brands including Peter Alexander, Smiggle, Just Jeans and others, has reopened bricks-and-mortar stores in Queensland and the Northern Territory and will reopen the remainder by Friday, May 15.
Accent Group has also reopened nearly 500 Platypus, Hype DC and The Athlete’s Foot stores across the country, and Cotton on Group is in the process of progressively reopening more than 650 stores.
Like Myer, they are capping the number of people in stores and increasing their cleaning procedures to reduce the risk of contagion.