Apple Highcross in the British city of Leicester will reopen on Wednesday. This is the first time that any Apple retail store in the UK has opened since the country’s blockade began in March in response to the global health crisis.
Michael Steeber on Twitter noticed the change on Apple’s Highcross Store website, indicating that the retail location will open at 10:00 a.m. on July 29
Leicester was the first city in the UK to be blocked on site on June 29 after public health officials raised concerns about the alarming rise in coronavirus infection rates in the city.
At that time, Leicester accounted for 10% of all positive infection results in the country, and the seven-day rate was three times higher than in the next higher city. The rate is now less than half of what it was when additional restrictions were introduced.
After a gradual loosening of the city’s restriction restrictions, shops that were not absolutely necessary were reopened at the Highcross shopping center in Leicester on Monday. Security measures remain in place, including a one-way system in the center, clear signs throughout the center that remind everyone of the need for social distance and avoid shopping in large groups.
Apple Highcross will be reopening tomorrow (again) as the blockade in Leicester is eased. It is the first time since March that every British Apple store is open. pic.twitter.com/KMgge0Pj8I – Michael Steeber (@MichaelSteeber) July 28, 2020
For its part, Apple continues to offer its customers face masks and check their temperature in all stationary stores where occupancy is limited. Another focus is on Genius support and Apple’s personalized one-to-one services.