This means that home improvement stores will once again be open to the general public as well as trade customers. However, opening times will be limited from 06:00 to 19:00 and protective measures will also be increased.
An area of 20 m² will now have to be available per customer instead of the previous regulation of 10 m². Further to this shoppers will also have to wear an FFP2 mask.
Following the reopening the editors of diy Magazine asked DIY retailers in Austria for a short description of the reopening and received statements from RWA / Lagerhaus, Hagebau, Hornbach, Bellaflora and 3e AG: these can be found HERE.
Generally the reopening was described as successful with good sales and no rush.