Kalyan Jewellers today announced the re-opening of 10 showrooms across three states and one Union Territory in India. The company will be resuming operations in certain pockets of the country (green zones) where lockdown restrictions have been eased, which include seven showrooms in Karnataka, one each in Orissa and Assam and one in Puducherry respectively as part of the first phase towards being fully operational in the country.
The company has already started operations in the Middle East, with the re-opening of 9 standalone showrooms in UAE and 3 showrooms in Qatar on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.
Kalyan Jewellers will be following the highest level of safety and precautionary measures across operational showrooms, to safeguard the health and safety of both customers and staff alike. These measures include mandatory use of hand sanitizers at both entry and exit points, providing masks and gloves to all staff members as well as customers, temperature check via hand-held scanners at entry points and regular deep cleaning and sanitization across showrooms at multiple times through the day, especially disinfecting common areas like counter tops, doors, etc. within the showroom. All functional showrooms will strictly adhere to COVID-19 guidelines issued by the company.
Talking about the reopening, Mr. T S Kalyanaraman, Chairman and Managing Director, Kalyan Jewellers said, “India, UAE and Qatar are markets where tradition of gold-buying is engrained as part of the culture. As the lockdown in these countries, coincided with the peak purchase/wedding season, we are expecting the pent up demand for gold to resume, once the lockdown is lifted and the markets open. While we begin operations across these showrooms, the health and safety of our patrons and the community at large will remain of utmost importance to us and we have instituted heightened hygiene and sanitation measures in these showrooms. With these openings, we hope to begin operations across our networks and get back to normalcy in the short term in a step-by-step manner.”