Kettering post deliveries face delays due to 'Covid related absences'

Postal deliveries have been disrupted

Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 12:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 12:08 pm

Kettering residents may have to wait for postal deliveries as some services have been disrupted due to Royal Mail staff having to self-isolate.

Some people took to social media to say that their town centre round deliveries had not appeared for a week, and that important documents were yet to arrive through their doors.

The Royal Mail say despite Covid-related absences they have been trying to maintain regular deliveries of post, albeit every two days.

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A Royal Mail spokesman said: “The health and safety of our colleagues and our customers is our number one priority. In a limited number of areas, we are experiencing some disruption to service due to Covid related absences.

"We aim to deliver to 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."

One customer said that they had not received post for over a week in the Northfield area of Kettering with complaints from customers on the Grange estate and the north of Kettering.

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