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Ted's Cameras stores will reopen June 1 after two months of lockdown

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After having temporarily shut shop for a couple of months due to Australia's coronavirus lockdown rules, Ted's Cameras has announced that all its bricks-and-mortar stores will reopen again on June 1.

Australia's biggest camera retailer had to close its 19 physical stores on March 28 this year to help "flatten the curve". And now that the country is slowly emerging from lockdown, Ted's is set to reopen again – just in time for the busy EOFY shopping period.

While that's great news for photographers looking to buy new gear, health and safety protocols will be put in place to keep both staff and customers safe. As per Federal and State government requirements, there will be a limit to the total number of customers within each store to help maintain safe distancing.

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed throughout the stores for everyone to use, and all payments will have to be contactless (via a credit or debit card).

It's good news for customers as those with existing kits can now go into a physical store to get their gear serviced or buy a new camera by trying it out first in-store – particularly since some travel restrictions have now been lifted.

And of course, you can continue to browse and shop online – and locate your nearest physical store – at the Ted's Cameras website

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In addition to her contributions to Digital Camera World, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar – and is truly passionate about all aspects of photography and imaging, from cameras and camera phones to lenses and laptops to 360 cameras and medium format cameras. 

With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 

She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!