Italy is all set to relax its COVID-lockdown post-May 3. Italian fashion companies are eyeing Monday to officially restart their production.
With a view to resuming production soon, Gucci, Valentino and Prada, amongst other labels, are set to re-open factories; all while abiding to the safety rules and precautionary measures.
For starters, the labels will abide to new regulations, eg: reduced hours, split shifts, etc. to ensure social distancing. The employees will have their temperature tested on arrival and will be provided with PPE gear and sanitizers for their shifts.
Prada has also pledged to carry out serological testing, or antibody testing, on all employees once a month on the premises. The expenses of the same will be borne by the label itself and those testing positive will also receive a viral test conducted on the premises.
Gucci to open six plants in Italy in the Tuscany and Marche regions, while Valentino's Milan, Rome and Valdagno headquarters will resume work.
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(SOURCE: The Cut)