Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa has put additional measures in place at its stores, which are aimed at protecting the health of the company’s staff and customers.
Firstly, Huawei service staff are required to wear masks and gloves at all times and have their temperature tested three times a day, to guard against the possibility of fever and illness.
Secondly, as customers walk into the store they are asked to sanitise their hands thoroughly.
Thirdly, customers’ phones – regardless of brand – are sanitised with a special cleaning machine when they enter the store. Phones are cleaned again once they have been repaired.
Huawei’s Menlyn Park store already has a sanitising cleaning machine; the company’s Durban Cornubia, and Cape Town Canal Walk stores will have these machines later this week. In the meantime, these stores, including Huawei’s Melrose Arch and Somerset West stores, are using alcohol-based sanitiser to clean devices.
With regards to the Huawei stores themselves, the technicians’ workspaces are sterilised three times a day, and the store is cleaned and sanitised three times a day.
In addition, should the restrictions on the public’s movements be increased, Huawei will use its Pick-Up and Delivery Repair Service, usually reserved for VIP customers, for all Huawei consumers needing phone repairs.