Apple forced to close more stores in England as tougher “Tier 4” restrictions announced
England has announced that it will be widening the areas its toughest COVID-19 “Tier 4” restrictions will be applied to, with non-essential retail set to be closed, tighter social contact restrictions introduced, stronger ‘Stay At Home’ messages, and the closure of indoor entertainment and personal care sectors in certain parts of the country.
Apple closed 15 retails stores across London on December 20 when the “Tier 4” restrictions were first introduced in the country, with today’s announcement set to see stores in the Midlands, North East, and parts of the North West and South West closed from tomorrow.
The closures are set to hit the vast majority of Apple’s stores across England, with 78% of the country’s population entering the tighter measures starting from midnight tonight.
⚠️Several areas in England are moving into higher tiers from 00:01 tomorrow⚠️
This is to limit the spread of #COVID19 as cases continue to rise across the country.
See the list of local restriction tiers by area ⬇️
— Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) December 30, 2020
Apple is yet to update its Apple Store webpages to confirm the forthcoming store closures.