The third lockdown has come into effect today here in England and Scotland, Apple has taken the decision to now close all its stores in the UK affecting stores in Wales and Northern Ireland too. Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon both annoicuned new lockdowns affecting England and Scotland which means that all non essential travel is prohibited as well as that non essential shops must close, and Apple falls into that category.
Wales has been in lockdown since December, so the couple of stores there have been closed anyway.
Apple is still taking online orders and the company has amended its policy for returns, those items purchased in Apple stores will be able to to be retuned as soon as the national restrictions ease.
All 18 UK Apple Stores open today will close from January 5. Includes every location in Scotland. Most of the other 20 stores closed just before the holidays. pic.twitter.com/RYfhWgNkrb
— Michael Steeber (@MichaelSteeber) January 4, 2021