Royal Mail employees course of deliveries on the Christmas sorting workplace (Image: Getty)
Royal Mail is suspending a service that ensures deliveries in time for Christmas amid chaos over the mutant Covid and new tier 4 restrictions.
Deliveries to mainland Europe have additionally been halted after nations banned journey from the UK to try to cease the quicker spreading pressure crossing their borders.
The suspension of Royal Mail’s particular supply means they can’t assure objects posted on December 23 would arrive earlier than Christmas.
It’s the busiest time of the 12 months for sorting workplaces throughout the nation however the scenario has escalated after tens of millions of individuals in London and the South East have been positioned underneath strict lockdown measures.
Royal Mail’s particular supply service can nonetheless be used at this time, with out the assure, however try to be ready for lengthy queues on the Put up Workplace.
The corporate stated it was additionally experiencing delays to Canada and Turkey, each of which have been listed as a part of its ‘on suspension’ checklist.
Deliveries to the Republic of Eire are unaffected.
Royal Mail stated: ‘We’re working to maintain as many worldwide mail companies operating as potential given the present restrictions round air, highway, ferry and practice actions from the UK.
‘Royal Mail has briefly suspended all mail companies to Europe, apart from the Republic of Eire. We’re retaining the scenario underneath shut and fixed assessment.’
The corporate stated it was monitoring the ‘fast-moving scenario’ on an hourly foundation, including: ‘We’re… able to open our companies as quickly as we’re in a position to as soon as the restrictions have been lifted.
‘We proceed to discover all choices. We’re moreover experiencing delays to Canada and Turkey as air capability is severely restricted.
‘We’re working with our airline and postal/courier companions throughout the globe to take care of companies, nevertheless delays must be anticipated.’
In the meantime, Germany’s DHL stated it was briefly suspending deliveries of packages to the UK.
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