After months of misery, cabin fever, sheer boredom, and the surprising allure of staying in, the world is slowly returning to normal. With Germany, Finland, Austria, Italy, Spain, and more European countries easing their quarantine restrictions, the end feels closer than ever.

But don’t be fooled. Nobody is out and about doing what they please. There’re many protective measures implemented to make sure everyone is protected. From hand-sanitizing stations and glass partitions in the gyms to robots measuring body temperature, these countries know it’s better safe than sorry. Let’s take a look at some of the most motivational reopening pictures that are setting the safety standard high for Opening Up America Again.

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This UV Handrail Sterilizer On An Escalator In Hong Kong

This UV Handrail Sterilizer On An Escalator In Hong Kong

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 years ago

this should become common

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Danish Supermarket Has A Hand-Washing Station Set Up Outside For Shoppers

Danish Supermarket Has A Hand-Washing Station Set Up Outside For Shoppers

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Kwj
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2 years ago

We also have it inside the stores here in Denmark.

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#3

Gym In Hong Kong, Glassseparate The Cardio Machines To Help Prevent Droplets From Spreading

Gym In Hong Kong, Glassseparate The Cardio Machines To Help Prevent Droplets From Spreading

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Kateryna
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2 years ago

Hope they actually disinfect each one after use

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The World Health Organisation warns that the transition out of lockdown will be a complex and uncertain phase. “Challenges and circumstances vary from country to country and there is no one-size-fits-all approach.”

While many European countries wish to return the economy to its normal state, “it’s important to be clear that this will be a gradual process, requiring strict monitoring and a possible reintroduction of measures should there be a new increase in cases,” commented Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe.

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Chinese Student Returning To School, Someone First Sprays Disinfectant On Shoes, Then Sanitizes Hands, Spray Sterilizes His Clothes And Backpack And A Robot Scans His Eyes, Hands, And Throat

Chinese Student Returning To School, Someone First Sprays Disinfectant On Shoes, Then Sanitizes Hands, Spray Sterilizes His Clothes And Backpack And A Robot Scans His Eyes, Hands, And Throat

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Kateryna
Community Member
2 years ago

I go to a private school in China, and all they do for us is measure temperature and provide hand sanitizer.

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#5

Maison Saigon Placed Plush Pandas In The Restaurant So That People Have To Sit At A Safe Distance

Maison Saigon Placed Plush Pandas In The Restaurant So That People Have To Sit At A Safe Distance

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Ben Smith
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2 years ago

They look sort of....bored ;)

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#6

Robot Deliver The Food In A Restaurant Of Beijing

Robot Deliver The Food In A Restaurant Of Beijing

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Bored Person
Community Member
2 years ago

That is so cool and safe

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Meanwhile in the US, President Trump has introduced the guidelines for Opening Up America Again, which is a 3-phase reopening approach based on advice from health experts. The guidelines emphasize maintaining good personal hygiene, developing policies to ensure social distancing, testing, and contact tracing throughout all 3 phases.

Phase 1 mostly includes the current lockdown measures, but says that large venues “can operate under strict physical distancing protocols.” Phase 2 allows non-essential travel to resume. Phase 3 suggests that the states that are still detecting a downward trend in coronavirus cases could allow “public interactions.” Visits to hospitals and care homes could then be resumed. Bars would be allowed to increase their room capacity. The full guidelines can be read here.

#7

Bar In Germany Installed A Spit Guard Between Patrons And Employees

Bar In Germany Installed A Spit Guard Between Patrons And Employees

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Inga Viviane
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually, those things are currently in taxis, supermarkets, pharmacys, doctors offices..... Its not only bars.

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#8

UV Sanitizer That Gym-Goers Can Use To Clean Their Phones

UV Sanitizer That Gym-Goers Can Use To Clean Their Phones

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Anggi Santika
Community Member
2 years ago

This should be everywhere!

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#9

Each Student Has A Clear Tri-Fold Board Around Their Desk

Each Student Has A Clear Tri-Fold Board Around Their Desk

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Solrac
Community Member
2 years ago

The fold is too low.

Kaili Kliimask
Community Member
2 years ago

It actually isn't. The picture is taken higher so the folds appear shorter

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Barbara Robinson
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is it commenters like to whinge & bitch instead of saying "Great at least people are making an effort"

Croline Lason
Community Member
2 years ago

As a high school teacher, this picture of disciplined students leaves me dreamy (and a bit frightened too actually...)

Donald Holder
Community Member
2 years ago

Rather be home schooled than have my child suffer through 8 hours of this uncomfortable daily regiment. How can this be an ideal learning environment? Plus this is clearly a staged photo. No books, pens, computers. All wearing exactly the same clothes, sitting exactly the same posed way. Stupid.

Baali Venomax
Community Member
2 years ago

Thats kinda creepy though. Looks too much like a work cubicle in those soul destroying IT companies.

Kristina Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

I agree. Just let kids stay home and do video meetings until people feel safe breathing in the same room.

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Robyn Baird
Community Member
2 years ago

So Adidas now does school uniforms?

Johanna Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Sad

Mal
Community Member
2 years ago

That's going to make it harder to pass notes. Do kids still do that or do they just text?

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 years ago

I pledge elegance to the flag................

Carole Strawn
Community Member
2 years ago

And they are all wearing masks.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
2 years ago

great until recess

Kristina Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

If this is in an East Asian country, schools are very strict. I don't think most kids will dare to disobey social distancing rules.

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fro_st puppy
Community Member
2 years ago

oh wow...

borasa 1
Community Member
2 years ago

where I used to go to school it never had anything like that in my time, I'm going to say again you see' you will never find anything like that anywhere but of course, if you go to China you will see real talent, every day they things of value!

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#10

Restaurant In Spain Just Posted Their Menu To Instagram

Restaurant In Spain Just Posted Their Menu To Instagram

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Ani Archeron
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2 years ago

simple but effective way to avoid everyone touching the same things

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#11

Students At Yangzheng Primary School In Hangzhou Wear DIY “One-Meter Hats” On The First Day Of The New Semester. The Headmaster Said The Initiative Aims To Help Students Get Accustomed To Social

Students At Yangzheng Primary School In Hangzhou Wear DIY “One-Meter Hats” On The First Day Of The New Semester. The Headmaster Said The Initiative Aims To Help Students Get Accustomed To Social

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Clove Kentwell
Community Member
2 years ago

Can I wear one all the time?

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#12

You Have To Stand In Front Of The Thermal Monitor Before Getting Takeout At Mcdonald’s

You Have To Stand In Front Of The Thermal Monitor Before Getting Takeout At Mcdonald’s

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Simon Lyngbo
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely useless, for the same reason, that you don't measure a fever on the forehead. All you are measuring is skin temperature.

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#13

Barbers Wear Full-Body Protective Suits While Cutting People's Hair In Bangladesh

Barbers Wear Full-Body Protective Suits While Cutting People's Hair In Bangladesh

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Ian Smith
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2 years ago

Unless they're changing that get up between customers it's not going to stop the spread of disease.

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#14

Kings Heath And Erdington High Streets Now Have More Space

Kings Heath And Erdington High Streets Now Have More Space

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago

Aaaaand people are in the middle of the sidewalk carefully avoiding the extra space that's been created....

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#15

Starbucks In Taipei, Taiwan, Customers Are Greeted With An Automatic Hand Sanitizer, And Shared Tables Are Sectioned Off With Dividers

Starbucks In Taipei, Taiwan, Customers Are Greeted With An Automatic Hand Sanitizer, And Shared Tables Are Sectioned Off With Dividers

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J Rob
Community Member
2 years ago

6 feet is 6 feet. I don't think those little shields are of much help.

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#16

Sanitizer Spraying A Safe, Food-Grade Disinfectant Helps Kill Bacteria, Viruses, And Fungi In The Air

Sanitizer Spraying A Safe, Food-Grade Disinfectant Helps Kill Bacteria, Viruses, And Fungi In The Air

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Esther G
Community Member
2 years ago

Who knows what these chemicals actually do to your lungs?

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#17

Hong Kong Restaurants Offer You A Bag To Store Your Mask While Eating

Hong Kong Restaurants Offer You A Bag To Store Your Mask While Eating

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borasa 1
Community Member
2 years ago

that is of great essence of them to do that, not anywhere you go in would be like that, really I will be the first to know I have heard it from here in hong kong' they sure know how to treat their people!

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#18

Mall In Bangkok Uses A Robot To Measure People's Body Temperatures As They Pass By

Mall In Bangkok Uses A Robot To Measure People's Body Temperatures As They Pass By

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Veronika Knoll
Community Member
2 years ago

Pointless and creates a false sense of safety. Far from everyone infected develops symptoms, even when they do, the symptoms do not necessarily include fever, and people who are going to develop symptoms can infect others at least a couple of days before the illness breaks out.

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#19

Beijing Local Chain Restaurant For Baozi Called Qingfeng, That's What They Have Done For Social Distancing

Beijing Local Chain Restaurant For Baozi Called Qingfeng, That's What They Have Done For Social Distancing

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
2 years ago

Kind of what my doctor's waiting room looked like this morning.....chairs all spaced out.

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#20

Tables At This Restaurant In Japan Have An Acrylic Barrier Down The Middle

Tables At This Restaurant In Japan Have An Acrylic Barrier Down The Middle

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Dippin Dot
Community Member
2 years ago

And yet they still share a plate of whatever it is they are ordering.

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#21

Pool Noodle Hats, Germany

Pool Noodle Hats, Germany

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Inga Viviane
Community Member
2 years ago

It was meant as a funny thing for the opening, it is not normal.

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#22

Austrian Supermarket Taking Precautions

Austrian Supermarket Taking Precautions

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Scarlett Bara
Community Member
2 years ago

First the customer gets his hands sentizised, then he gets a mask (right picture) only with mask and sentizised hands you are allowed to go to a supermarket in Austria!

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#23

In China Students Eat Lunch By Themselves, With Dividers Set Up Between Them

In China Students Eat Lunch By Themselves, With Dividers Set Up Between Them

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Adam C
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2 years ago

Look more like factory workers than students.

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#24

Pews Are Taped Off To Enforce Social Distancing At A Church In Spain

Pews Are Taped Off To Enforce Social Distancing At A Church In Spain

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Clove Kentwell
Community Member
2 years ago

We have online church till at least June where I am.

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#25

Stand Behind The Yellow Line And 2 Metres Apart: Monday Commute

Stand Behind The Yellow Line And 2 Metres Apart: Monday Commute

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is important regardless of coronavirus, to prevent gore accidents....

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#26

Yardbird In Hong Kong - We Just Designed These Retrofitted (Hopefully Temporary) Panels For Their Booths

Yardbird In Hong Kong - We Just Designed These Retrofitted (Hopefully Temporary) Panels For Their Booths

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago

They will not be temporary. You better get used to a new society.

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#27

Temperature Check & Sign-In At A Private Club

Temperature Check & Sign-In At A Private Club

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Sanne Roovers
Community Member
2 years ago

Private club for what?

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#28

In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Din Tai Fung Makes Tables 5 Feet Apart(As Required By Law). Staffs Wear Surgical Masks The Whole Time To Prevent Aerosol Spreading

In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Din Tai Fung Makes Tables 5 Feet Apart(As Required By Law). Staffs Wear Surgical Masks The Whole Time To Prevent Aerosol Spreading

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Ian Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Hope the condiments get replaced for every customer...

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#29

McDonald's In Beijing. Temperature Check And Name / Phone Registration Inside Door. All Staff, Including At The Visible Open Kitchen, Wear Masks. Temperature Of Staff Listed On Takeout Items

McDonald's In Beijing. Temperature Check And Name / Phone Registration Inside Door. All Staff, Including At The Visible Open Kitchen, Wear Masks. Temperature Of Staff Listed On Takeout Items

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Anggi Santika
Community Member
2 years ago

I think it's not registering name... In China now it's common to have your last 14 days whereabout checked upon entering a place. They do it by scanning QR code and checking the phone number used. It's the new normal. Either you do it or you don't get in.

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#30

Every Other Seat At Starbucks Taped Off, Hong Kong

Every Other Seat At Starbucks Taped Off, Hong Kong

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 years ago

A whole tree for one drink.

#31

The Lunch Room At Asus Computers In Taipei

The Lunch Room At Asus Computers In Taipei

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 years ago

Little rebel in his yellow shirt.

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#32

Masks But No Gloves, They Still Have The Folding Table And Stools If People Want To Sit Down. I’ve Only Seen One Group Of 2 Sitting This Week

Masks But No Gloves, They Still Have The Folding Table And Stools If People Want To Sit Down. I’ve Only Seen One Group Of 2 Sitting This Week

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TM McKeny
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd rather have them sanitizing their hands regularly than wearing gloves for extended periods of time and doing everything with them on. Seriously, watch someone for a few minutes who's wearing gloves.

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