Update – Business
Simons is getting ready to reopen the remainder of its locations. The popular department store has outlined specific procedures customers will have to follow once it opens its doors in the Montreal area on May 25.
The Simons stores in Gatineau, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke opened on May 19.
First, only a limited number of customers will be allowed in a store at a time. This number will vary according to the capacity of each location.
Customers will also find “well-defined waiting areas” as well as “disinfecting stations” throughout the store.
Fitting rooms will remain open but will accommodate a fixed number of customers at a time. Employees will disinfect fitting rooms after every use and steam used clothes before returning them to the floor.
Customers are also asked to “limit [their] touching and handling of the clothing as much as possible while shopping throughout the store.”
At checkout, “the use of cash has been suspended until further notice.”
“Contactless payment is authorized” for purchases of “up to $250 for credit cards and $100 for Interac.”
customers will be required to wash their hands both as they enter and as they exit the store.
Across the province, store hours have been reduced. The two Montreal locations (on rue Sainte-Catherine and in the Galeries d’Anjou) will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
SIMONS MONTREAL REOPEN