Royal Mail has been experiencing delays over the past few months due to Covid-related issues, such as staff shortages. The company has today, January 15, updated customers on which postcodes in the country are still being affected by the delays.
Royal Mail has said it is doing its best to deliver parcels throughout the UK, but there are several areas in the country which are currently affected by late deliveries.
The company has updated its website to inform customers about the current state of its service.
It explained that weekend deliveries are different to weekdays, saying: “Weekend delivery and collection services are expected to take place on Saturday 15 January 2022.
“There are no deliveries or collections on Sunday 16 January 2022 (except Covid-19 test kits from Priority Postboxes).
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“Most of our Customer Service Points are open both Saturday and Sunday for you to collect urgent items for which we’ve left a ‘Something for you’ card – please visit royalmail.com/services-near-you for their opening times.”
Royal Mail went on to list the postcodes affected by delayed letters and parcels today.
There were 56 areas on the list.
The company explained: “Deliveries are operating as normal across most of the country today.
“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.
“In those cases, we will rotate deliveries to minimise the delay to individual customers.
“We also provide targeted support to those offices to address their challenges and restore our service to the high standard our customers would normally receive.”
Twitter user Hoodoo Annie wrote: “Anyone in Cardiff and Stockton On Tees know if there are any postal delays? Two customers still waiting for their packages… The Stockton one is a week late… @RoyalMail can you help shed some light on this, please.”
Marine Champouret said: “@RoyalMail One of my parcels is still showing as haven’t left the post office it was handed at on 24th of December!!! Any hope of seeing it turn up soon??? I get a few days delay but almost a month now!!!”
Tariq Iqbal added: “@RoyalMail please can I get my post, it been several weeks now and I’m waiting on an really important letter.”
Below is the full list of the postcodes affected by delays today.
Amersham DO (HP6, HP7 and HP8)
Amesbury (SP3 and SP4)
Barking DO (IG11)
Bicester DO (OX25 to OX27)
Bredbury DO (SK6)
Bridge Of Don DO (AB22 and AB23)
Bristol South DO (BS3, BS13 and BS41)
Burgess Hill DO (BN6 and RH15)
Caldicot DO (NP26)
Cramlington DO (NE23)
Cricklewood DO (NW2)
Eccles DO (M30)
Erskine DO (PA7 and PA8)
Glasgow G43 and G46 DO
Golders Green DO (NW11)
Havant DO (PO9 and PO10)
Herne Hill DO (SE24)
Histon SPDO (CB4 9XX)
Hitchin DO (SG4 and SG5)
Holloway DO (N7)
Hornsey DO (N8)
Hove DO (BN3 and BN52)
Hoylake DO (CH47 and CH48)
Islington DO (N1 and N1C)
Lark Lane DO (L17)
Larkhall DO (ML9 and ML10)
Maida Hill DO (W9)
Manchester South West DO (M15, M16 and M32)
Maryport DO (CA15)
Muswell Hill DO (N10)
Newport East DO (NP18 and NP19)
Newton Mearns DO (G77)
Northwich DO (CW8 and CW9)
Oxted DO (RH8)
Paisley DO (PA1, PA2 and PA3)
Perth DO (PH1. PH2 and PH14)
Pontefract DO (WF7, WF8, WF9 and WF11)
Rayleigh DO (SS6)
Redcar DO (TS10 and TS11)
Rottingdean DO (BN2 and BN51)
South Croydon DO (CR2)
Speke DO (L24)
Swindon West DO (SN5)
Thame DO (OX9 and OX39)
The Hyde DO (NW9)
Upminster DO (RM14)
Upper Holloway DO (N19)
Upton DO (CH30 and CH39)
Wallasey DO (CH27, CH44 and CH45)
Wantage DO (OX12)
West Norwood DO (SE27)
West Wickham DO (BR4)
Willesden DO (NW10 and NW26)
Wootton Bassett DO (SN4 and SN16)