All Apple UK and Urban Outfitters stores closed with immediate effect including in Trinity Leeds due to coronavirus

All Apple UK and Urban Outfitters stores have been closed with immediate effect due to coronavirus.

By Daniel Sheridan
Sunday, 15th March 2020, 11:27 am
Updated Sunday, 15th March 2020, 11:30 am

Staff were spotted outside the Apple shop in Trinity Leeds yesterday giving advice to potential customers.

In a statement released on the Apple website, CEO Tim Cook said: "We will be closing all of our retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27.

"We are committed to providing exceptional service to our customers. Our online stores are open at www.apple.com, or you can download the Apple Store app on the App Store. For service and support, customers can visit support.apple.com.

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"I want to thank our extraordinary Retail teams for their dedication to enriching our customers’ lives. We are all so grateful to you.

"In all of our offices, we are moving to flexible work arrangements worldwide outside of Greater China. That means team members should work remotely if their job allows, and those whose work requires them to be on site should follow guidance to maximize interpersonal space.

"Extensive, deep cleaning will continue at all sites.

"In all our offices, we are rolling out new health screenings and temperature checks.

"All of our hourly workers will continue to receive pay in alignment with business as usual operations. We have expanded our leave policies to accommodate personal or family health circumstances created by COVID-19 — including recovering from an illness, caring for a sick loved one, mandatory quarantining, or childcare challenges due to school closures."

Urban Outfitters released a statement to customers via their social media feeds last night.

In the statement, a spokesman said: "For the safety and precaution of the community, all Urban Outfitters stores will be closed until further notice.

"We look forward to coming together soon, and we are still open online."