In posters that may be seen on the home windows of the shops, Nike and The North Face have each closed their shops saying that their employees and prospects’ ‘well being and well-being’ was of the utmost significance at the moment.
In a poster seen on the window of the Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet store, The North Face assertion mentioned: “The North Face has determined to quickly shut this retailer.
“The well being of our employees, prospects and everybody who likes to discover is our principal concern throughout this difficult time.
“We hope to have the ability to open once more very quickly! Within the meantime, please go to www.thenorthface.com for additional help.”
Nike who even have a retailer within the Quays which is at the moment closed, launched a press release saying: “The well-being of our teammates and customers is our high precedence so we’ve got determined to shut our shops in a number of nations all over the world together with in the USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to restrict the unfold of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“These closures will go into impact from Monday, March 16 via Friday, March 27. Clients can proceed to buy on Nike.com and on our Nike apps.
“We’re taking extra steps in different Nike-managed services, together with the choice to do business from home, staggered work schedules, social distancing and extra security and cleansing steps to assist defend and help our teammates.
“Our Nike-owned stores in South Korea, Japan, most of China and in many different nations are at the moment open and can proceed their regular operations.”
Gloucester Quays has been approached for remark.
Bangkok Canteen within the metropolis has additionally quickly closed – click here to read more.
Over in Cheltenham, clothes retailer City Outfitters have additionally shut their doorways because of Coronavirus.
In a press release they mentioned: “In an effort to guard our communities, we’ve got determined to shut all of our world shops.
“We are going to proceed to pay our retailer groups throughout this time. So far as we all know, none of our workers have examined constructive for Covid-19.
“Shops won’t reopen till a minimum of March 28 and since the state of affairs is complicated and evolving quickly, our plans could change. And in the event that they do, we’ll let you already know.”
Different shops within the Urban Outfitters portfolio embrace Anthropologie, which has a store in Promenade, Cheltenham.
It comes as Apple, which has shops close to Gloucestershire – in Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff – mentioned it will be closing all of its retail shops exterior China till March 27.
It mentioned that “the simplest approach to minimise threat of the virus’s transmission is to scale back density and maximise social distance.”
It added: “As charges of recent infections proceed to develop in different places, we’re taking extra steps to guard our staff members and prospects.”
Gloucestershire Stay is working a dwell weblog with all the newest updates on all of the Gloucestershire occasions and companies affected by coronavirus – click here to read more.
It comes as Public Well being England confirmed there have been now 10 instances of coronavirus in Gloucestershire.