Apple is set to begin reopening a number of their UK Apple Stores this month. After closing all locations outside of Greater China temporarily in March due to COVID-19, Apple has slowly been reopening locations worldwide.
The Independent has reported that Apple plans to reopen all 32 Apple Store retail locations in England next week. The report also indicates that the Northern Ireland store will also open on June 15th alongside the rest.
Unfortunately, the remaining five UK Apple Stores in Scotland and Wales will remain closed. As individual countries begin easing their lockdown restrictions, more Apple Stores will continue to open.
The UK has had a slower rollout when it comes to reopening its Apple retail locations. Having been three months since the initial closure, the UK trails behind countries such as Canada, the US, Brazil, and more who have already begun reopening its doors.
Like all aforementioned Apple Stores, the UK retail locations will follow strict health and safety measures. This will include face masks to be worn while inside the store itself. Tempurature checks will also be taken before entering the Apple Store. Social distancing protocols will be in place so all customers can navigate the storefront with spacial awareness.
Support lines such as the Genius Bar will still be in place albeit with smaller groups and scheduled ahead of time. Today at Apple sessions will continue to be on pause, however, Today at Apple Home Videos are available to view from the comfort of your own home.