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APC Temporary Suspension of Services to Tier 4 Impacted Areas

We have received notice from APC that due to the increased demand for deliveries going to Tier 4 restricted areas, they are suspending their service to these locations until 29th December. This largely affects the South East, London and Wales.

During this time any orders to these areas will automatically be booked on with DPD instead. Please note, we have an earlier collection time with DPD and therefore the cut off for same day despatch is 15:45.

We are working hard to make sure deliveries run as smoothly as possible during these difficult times, however delays are inevitable.

For a reminder of our Christmas opening times and services please see our Christmas opening & shipping times blog.

ProVu Christmas Opening & Delivery Times 2020

With Christmas quickly approaching, we would like to share our shipping and opening times over the festive season. This year will be offering delivery options via APC.

Opening times

Day Opening Hours
Christmas Eve 9:00-13:00
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Monday 28th Closed
Tuesday 29th 10:00-16:00
Wednesday 30th 10:00-16:00
New Year’s Eve 10:00-16:00
New Year’s Day Closed
Monday 4th Jan Open as Usual

Please be aware, we will be running with a reduced number of staff between Christmas and New Year which may increase wait times.


Delivery times

If you or your customers’ premises will be closing over the Christmas period, let us know and we can adjust the shipping dates of your orders accordingly – this will help to avoid any unnecessary delays that may be caused by attempted deliveries while you’re closed. Please note, APC services are currently suspended to tier 4 restricted areas until 29/12/20.

Order APC Cut off APC Delivery
23rd December 16:45 24th*/29th December
24th December No Collection 30th December
28th December No Collection 30th December
29th December 15:15 30th December
30th December 15:15 4th January
31st December No collection 4th January*
4th January 16:45 5th January

*To ensure your order arrives by Christmas Eve, we recommend selecting pre 12:00 guaranteed service. No deliveries will be made to addresses in Scotland on 1st or 4th January due to public bank holiday.

Please be aware: The following services are will not be available to you:

  • APC services to Tier 4 restricted areas are suspended until 29/12/2020
  • APC Pre 9:00 and Pre 10:00
  • DPD Pre 10:30 and Pre 12:00
  • All Royal Mail Services

For customers wishing to book with DPD, please be aware that the last collection date before Christmas will be the 23rd December. Orders collected on this date will be delivered on the 29th December, the next available collection date after this will be 4th January.

Please note: Throughout the Christmas period, we will be operating a ‘best endeavour’ service, therefore collection and delivery times may vary. If it is important that your orders are received on a specific day we would recommend considering selecting a pre 12:00 service with APC – please contact a member of our team to discuss your requirements.

Christmas 2019 Opening and Shipping Times

With Christmas quickly approaching, we would like to share our shipping and opening times over the festive season. This year will be offering delivery options via APC.

Opening times

Day Opening Hours
Christmas Eve 9:00-13:00
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Friday 27th 10:00-16:00
Monday 30th 10:00-16:00
New Year’s Eve 10:00-16:00
New Year’s Day Closed
Thursday 2nd Jan Open as Usual


Delivery times

Order APC Cut off APC Delivery
23rd December 16:45 24th*/30th December
24th December No Collection 30th December
27th December 15:00 30th December
30th December 15:00 2nd January
31st December No collection 2nd January*
2nd January 16:45 3rd January

*For Delivery on Christmas Eve, you will need to select an AM priority service. No deliveries will be made to addresses in Scotland on 2nd January due to public bank holiday.

For customers wishing to book with DPD, please be aware that the last collection date before Christmas will be the 23rd December. Orders collected on this date will be delivered on the 27th December, the next available collection date after this will be 2nd January.

If you or your customers’ premises will be closing over the Christmas period, let us know and we can adjust the shipping dates of your orders accordingly – this will help to avoid any unnecessary delays that may be caused by attempted deliveries while you’re closed.

Please note: Throughout the Christmas period, we will be operating a ‘best endeavour service’, therefore collection and delivery times may vary. If it is important that your orders are received on a specific day we would recommend considering a priority service – please contact a member of our team to discuss your requirements.