Coronavirus: Junction 32 Nike store among hundreds of closures

Castleford's Nike Clearance Store has been closed to all customers for two weeks.Castleford's Nike Clearance Store has been closed to all customers for two weeks.
Castleford's Nike Clearance Store has been closed to all customers for two weeks. | Getty
Castleford's Nike Clearance Store has been closed to all customers for two weeks.

The company said it had taken the decision to close stores in multiple countries to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Stores in Castleford and Leeds are among those affected.

A notice on the Nike page of the Junction 32 Shopping Centre page reads: "Nike is currently closed - we're sorry for any inconvenience caused."

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In a statement, the company said: "The well-being of our teammates and consumers is our top priority so we have decided to close our stores in multiple countries around the world including in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

"These closures will go into effect from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. Customers can continue to shop on Nike.com and on our Nike apps.

"We are taking additional steps in other Nike-managed facilities, including the option to work from home, staggered work schedules, social distancing and additional safety and cleaning steps to help protect and support our teammates.

"Our Nike-owned stores in South Korea, Japan, most of China and in many other countries are currently open and will continue their normal operations."