Is there post on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year? Holiday postal service explained
THE POST could be delayed again this year due to Covid-related staff shortages.
But here's when the mail should be arriving with bank holidays in mind.
Is there post on Christmas Eve?
Royal Mail will still deliver post as normal today, Christmas Eve (December 24, 2021).
This means there is one more chance you will receive something special in the post.
Is there post on Boxing Day?
Normal Royal Mail services will resume on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, due to Boxing Day falling on a Sunday.
This means that the two bank holidays roll over to Monday and Tuesday.
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What are the last Christmas posting dates for special deliveries?
As such there will be no Royal Mail deliveries on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, December 27 or 28.
Is there post on New Year?
There is no delivery service on New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1, 2021) as it is a bank holiday.
And in Scotland, there is no delivery on January 2 as this is a bank holiday, although it is a Saturday so the break will be taken on Monday, January 4.
When are normal post services back?
Normal services are back on Wednesday, December 29.
Despite this, Of Royal Mail's 1,200 UK delivery offices, which is where mail is sorted, 23 of those are currently experiencing severe delays.
Although Royal Mail says it will rotate deliveries in these locations in a bid to minimise delays, it adds that it will also provide extra support to affected offices.
Royal Mail post is normally delivered six days a week barring Sundays and excluding bank holidays.
A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “Deliveries are operating as normal across most of the country. We aim to deliver to all addresses we have mail for, 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 sick absence, resourcing or other local factors."
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