All Apple Stores in England, and one in Northern Ireland, will reopen on Monday, June 15, albeit with new coronavirus related hygiene and social distancing.
Apple has announced that it is continuing to open Apple Stores internationally. On Friday, Apple said that it will open the 32 Apple Stores in England, plus one in Northern Ireland, on Monday, June 15.
The UK openings follow the lessening of coronavirus lockdown conditions in these two countries of the UK. There are five further stores in the region, but they are within Scotland and Wales, where no decision has been made about reopening businesses.
According to UK newspaper, The Independent, Apple informed them of the reopening via a statement which is almost word for word the same as those made in other European countries.
"We're excited to begin welcoming visitors back to our stores in England and Northern Ireland on Monday," says the statement. "We've missed our customers and look forward to offering our support."
"With many working and learning from home we look forward to providing the service and support they need, whether that be picking up a new product or getting help with one they already own," it continues. "Our newly reopened stores have significant safety procedures including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings to ensure customers and employees continue to stay healthy."
Apple says that, as with all other reopened stores, there will be a "social distance protocol" which limits the number of visitors in the store at once. A member of staff will also take each customer's temperature as they enter as part of the coronavirus precautions.
"Our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19 and those working around the clock to treat, study and contain its spread," it concludes.
UK Apple Stores not reopening
- Cardiff St David's
- Edinburgh, Princes Street
- Glasgow, Braehead
- Glasgow, Buchanan Street
UK Apple Stores reopening
- Bristol Cabot Circus
- Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Kingston upon Thames
- London Brent Cross
- London Covent Garden
- London Regent Street
- London Stratford City
- London White City
- Manchester, Manchester Arcade
- Manchester, Trafford Centre
- Milton Keynes
- Newcastle upon Tyne