Post deliveries in Skegness delayed after two Royal Mail staff test positive for Covid-19

Royal Mail has confirmed some post deliveries in the Skegness area have been delayed after two members of staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Some areas may may experience a reduction in service levels, say Royal Mail.
Some areas may may experience a reduction in service levels, say Royal Mail.

The Standard was contacted by members of the public concerned they had not received any post.

We contacted Royal Mail who said they were working hard to deliver 'as comprehensive a service as possible to all our customers in these challenging circumstances'.

A spokesman said: “Royal Mail takes the health and safety of its colleagues, its customers and the local communities in which we operate very seriously.

"There is currently two colleagues that has tested positive for coronavirus at Skegness Delivery Office.

"We wish them a speedy recovery. Some colleagues are also self-isolating via the test and trace app.

"We have carried out an intensive clean of the site and have organised additional cleaning of key touch points and all communal areas.

"We are keeping the CWU, PHE and colleagues updated. Our people are working hard to deliver as comprehensive a service as possible to all our customers in these challenging circumstances.

"Despite our best endeavours, it is possible that some areas may experience a reduction in service levels. We remain grateful to all our customers in these areas for their patience and understanding during this time.”

Royal Mail wished to stress that throughout this crisis, they were putting 'the health of people and customers first'.

"We have put in place a range of preventive measures to protect both our customers and our colleagues," the spokesman said.

"We were the first UK company to put in place social-distancing measures in relation to parcel delivery.

"We pioneered contact-free delivery. We are temporarily not handing over our hand-held devices to customers to capture signatures.

"As well as encouraging good hand hygiene, standard ways of working have been revised to ensure that colleagues maintain appropriate social distancing at all times.

"All staff have been briefed about the social distancing measures jointly agreed by local management and the CWU.

"This has been supplemented with visible reminders such as posters and one-way floor markings."