The Royal Mail website has posted a lengthy update to services in the evolving Coronavirus situation. Those in the UK will have noticed over the last month that postal deliveries have continued, but services have taken a knock.
The new announcement means that Royal Mail will temporarily no longer deliver letters on a Saturday; collections will continue, but not deliveries. The change took effect on 2nd May and will run for six weeks, with standard six-day-a-week handling of mail recommencing from 13th June.
The change means that you may experience a longer waiting period for receipt of small packages we’ve sent out to you. We will continue to process orders same day where possible, where we have stock and enough notice to get to the Post Office, but whatever time of the week we send out, the challenges Royal Mail face may mean waiting a little longer than usual for items to arrive.
We ask for your patience. If you’ve been waiting a week (in the UK) then something probably has gone awry; otherwise, expect to wait a day or two longer than usual before your item(s) arrive(s).
For further information and Frequently Asked Questions, check the Royal Mail website.