Following the news over the weekend that London, the South East and Wales have moved into Tier 4, we have seen a significant increase in bookings for the Tier 4 affected postcodes. 

APC have made the difficult decision to suspend all new bookings into Tier 4 areas with immediate effect. Tonight, will be the last input night before Christmas for delivery into Tier 4 Postcodes.

This is to give the depots covering these areas more opportunity to deliver outstanding volume before Christmas as they have already seen significant volumes impacting service levels before the Tier 4 announcement was made. 

A system change on New Horizon is being implemented to stop any new orders from being placed into Tier 4 postcodes. This will remain in place until Tuesday 29th December. Bookings already in the New Horizon will of course be honoured. APC have placed a note on the APC Overnight website and will be placing a message on the New Horizon login screen.

For more information about the effected areas please visit the Government website: Tier 4: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (

This isn’t a decision APC have taken lightly, but one that is now unavoidable.