The country's leading fashion brand Aarong is set to reopen 14 of its outlets on Sunday (May 10) with special health measures. Customers will have to register online beforehand to enter, while each visitor will get one hour for shopping every day.
The outlets will operate at the government-set business hours from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., it was stated at a digital press conference on Saturday (May 9).
During the briefing Aarong officials suggested that customers book their visiting time slots at aarong.com beforehand, and then visit the outlets for safe and comfortable shopping, as well as ensure social distancing in the case of both customers and staff.
A confirmation SMS would be sent to customers, after their desired slots have been booked, which they would have to show at the entrance of the Aarong outlets.
Tamara Hasan Abed, Managing Director of Brac Enterprises, said, “Considering the livelihoods of more than 65,000 artisans and women entrepreneurs we have taken this decision to reopen our outlets.”
She also said customers could pay in cash, albeit covered in tissue paper. However, Aarong encouraged card payments. Customers will also have to use hand sanitizers before entering and leaving the outlets.
A designated team will also be at the entrance to check customers' identification cards and ensure they are from a two-kilometer radius, as set by the government.