Will there be post this bank holiday weekend?

Those expecting deliveries, or needing to send post, may be wondering if Royal Mail will still be in action. 

Here’s what you need to know about the postal service over the bank holiday weekend.

Is there post this weekend?

There will be postal collections or deliveries as usual on Saturday and Sunday. 

However, on Monday there will be no collections or deliveries.

Deliveries and collections will continue as normal on Tuesday.

When are post offices open?

Some Post Offices may close their doors on bank holidays, however select local branches – including those inside convenience stores – will be open.

You can check your local branch’s operating hours via the Royal Mail’s branch finder.

Postcodes still suffering delays

Royal Mail has been dealing with high demand throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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It has updated customers with the latest information on services and delays.

It explained potential delays have been caused by resourcing issues across the country.

The firm has introduced some changes to operations in order to run more effectively during the coronavirus pandemic.

As well as introducing more safety measures, the postal service has adjusted opening times and rules for customers.

A statement said: "Throughout the pandemic, and now, we remain open for business.

"To manage the effects of coronavirus-related absences and necessary social distancing measures, such as reducing the number of people together in shared spaces and vehicles, we have implemented a range of mitigations.

"These include changing the time guarantee on Special Delivery items and updating opening hours of Customer Service Points at local delivery offices."

The delivery service has posted an update on how it is running this week.

It explained it is delivering and collecting mail as normal in most parts of the UK.

Earlier this month, the best and worst parcel delivery services in the UK were revealed.

Which? shared the results of its latest poll, which asked those who have used specific couriers to rate their experience.

The poll ran between March and August of last year and asked users how satisfied they were with the courier that delivered their most recent order, excluding groceries.

In the survey, 13,226 people voted and participants rated couriers on delivery time slots, communication, where parcels are left and social distancing measures by the delivery driver.

DPD and Amazon had the most satisfied customers for time slots and communication.

Royal Mail scored highly for where parcels are left, while UPS had the lowest satisfaction scores across all categories.