UK Apple Stores reopening next week
Apple has announced that it plans to reopen UK Apple Stores starting next week on Monday, June 15th after 464 of its stores worldwide were closed in March in response to coronavirus fears, saying today within a statement that all 32 Apple Stores in England, and one in Northern Ireland will be open as of next week as the UK begins to ease lockdown restrictions.
Confirmed with The Independent, Apple says while stores in England and Northern Ireland will reopen, locations in Scotland and Wales will remain closed for the time being, where lockdown restrictions differ.
In an open letter shared in May, Deirdre O’Brien, senior vice president of retail & people at Apple, outlined the measures stores would be taking to help stop the spread of COVID-19, revealing that customers would be subject to temperature checks, required to wear a face mask and in some locations will have the option to select a new curb‑side pick‑up service for online purchases.
Apple has now reopened over half of its 510 retail stores worldwide, with the UK being one of the last to see stores reopen along with Brazil, Mexico and Singapore where reopening plans are yet to be confirmed.
Apple is expected to soon update its webpages for UK retail stores to reflect any changes in store opening times.