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Royal Mail: Postal service issues important update on delayed mail

The holiday season is always a busy time for Royal Mail and as a result causes mail delays for many Brits. However, due to Covid-related issues, those delays are still happening across the country this week.

Today, Royal Mail warned customers of more delays across the country.

The company explained that it operates an air, rail and road network to move letters and parcels between its distribution centers, mail processing centers and delivery offices across the UK.

While its air, rail and road networks have been operating on schedule for the past 24 hours, there are some issues with the Postal Service’s mail centers.

Today, January 7, four mail centers are affected by delays.

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Regarding deliveries, Royal Mail continued: ‘Deliveries are operating normally in most of the country today.

“We aim to deliver to all addresses for which we have mailed, six days a week.

“In a small number of local offices, this may temporarily not be possible due to local issues such as Covid-related self-isolation, high levels of sickness absence, resources or other local factors.

“In these cases, we will alternate deliveries to minimize delays for individual customers.

“We are also providing targeted support to these offices to address their challenges and restore our service to the high level our clients would normally receive. “

Brits have once again taken to social media in the past 24 hours to complain about missed or delayed mail.

Twitter user Brenda Watson wrote: “@RoyalMail, a package was sent to me from the UK to Ireland on December 14th and still hasn’t arrived. Are there any delays ? It seems to be taking a bit too long.

Ejike said: “@RoyalMail, I have had a parcel blocked at Princess Royal DC for two days now. Why the delay?”

Rebecca O’Connor added: “@RoyalMail why is my signed letter for 1st class with follow-up still posted at my drop-off point. Sent December 29. Important documentation, getting a day or two late, but this takes the mick, I could have walked and hand-picked it up faster.

The postal codes most affected by delivery delays are listed below.

Amesbury (SP3 and SP4)

Bicester DO (OX25 to OX27)

Caldicot DO (NP26)

Camberwell (SE5)

Chelmsford DO (CM1 to CM3)

Norton DO grinding (OX7)

Cricklewood DO (NW2)

Croydon DO (CR0 and CR9)

East Dulwich DO (SE22)

Erskine DO (PA7 and PA8)

Gerrards Cross DO (SL9)

Greenwich AO (SE10)

Hanwell (W7)

Harlow DO (CM17 to CM20 and CM92)

Havant DO (PO9 to 10)

Hendon (NW4)

Herne Hill DO (SE24)

Holloway DO (N7)

Hornsey DO (N8)

Stitch (BN15)

DO Manchester South West (M15, M16 and M32)

Newport East DO (NP18 and NP19)

Norwood DO (SE19)

Oxidized OD (RH8)

Peacehaven DO (BN10)

Prenton DO (CH43)

Rottingdean DO (BN2 and BN51)

South Croydon DO (CR2)

St. Helens DO (WA9 to WA11)

Swindon West DO (SN5)

Sydenham DO (SE26)

The Hyde DO (NW9)

Upper Holloway DO (N19)

Upton DO (CH30 and CH39)

Wallasey DO (CH27, CH44 and CH45)

Wantage DO (OX12)

Articles DO (SG9 to SG12)

West of Wickham DO (BR4)

Willesden DO (NW10 and NW26)