A Boots UK branch store in Hinckley town centre closed ‘until further notice’ as there was ‘no pharmacist available’ to work on Monday (May 9).

A local news report said: “The sign on the door reads: “Unfortunately, we are unable to open until further notice. We are working hard to get this rectified.

“We apologies for the inconvenience. Hearing care appointments please wait here to be greeted.””

LeicestershireLive reported a patient saying that their appointment for a hearing aid check had been postponed until Tuesday.

It added: “The customer was surprised to be told by staff that the store had to close as there was no pharmacist available.”

The store has now reopened.

A Boots spokesperson responded to Pharmacy Business on Tuesday: “The Boots store in Britannia Centre in Hinckley was temporarily closed yesterday morning for a short time due to pharmacist availability.

“The store reopened in the afternoon and continues to trade as normal.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this caused our customers.”

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