Royal Mail shares latest delivery update – 13 UK postcodes hit by delays this week

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Royal Mail customers have been experiencing delays now for a number of months now. Although deliveries are running as normal in many parts of the UK, the postal service has shared the postcodes which could be hit by delays.

The delivery service has been coping with delays for quite some time now.

This could be due to the rise in online shopping as non-essential stores remain closed in most parts of the country.

Royal Mail has also detailed “resourcing issues” which has slowed down services in some areas.

Increased safety measures have also impacted services, according to Royal Mail website.

Where hold ups are likely, the service will try to deliver every other day.

It said: “We aim to deliver all addresses we have mail for, six days a week.

“If resourcing issues, associated self-isolation and safety measures prevent this, we’ll deliver at least every other day.

“It’s only in extreme cases – where offices are severely affected by absence levels – that this may not be possible.”

The delivery service continued to say “deliveries in some areas are likely to be disrupted this week”.

Postcodes affected this week

Cannock (WS11 and WS12)

Orton Southgate (PE2, PE7-PE9)

Skegness (PE24-PE25)

St. Albans (AL1-AL5)

Royal Mail listed 13 postcodes where they are experiencing issues and where customers may have to wait.

It offered an apology and explained the delivery of COVID vaccination letters and tests is a priority.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding,” it continued.

“We’re working hard to deliver as comprehensive a service as possible with the resources available to support these offices.

“And we’re ensuring we prioritise delivery of Covid-19 vaccination letters and test kits.”

Customers can sign up to get live updates via email from Royal Mail.

It also shared changes to its collect service for those who have received a ‘Something for you’ card.

Britons can check online for the latest opening hours and rules for picking up a parcel at their local branch.

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