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Ilford one of UK areas facing Royal Mail delivery delays due to pandemic

There are limited delivery services due to staff being affected by coronavirus

Ilford, Grays, South Ockendon and Bow are some of the UK areas facing delays to Royal Mail deliveries due to the pandemic.

There are 28 areas across the country who are suffering from limited delivery services because of a high number of staff being affected by coronavirus.

Some residents reportedly haven’t had their mail for weeks.

Royal Mail has published the list of 27 zones in England, and one in Northern Ireland where the service has been affected.

A statement published on the Royal Mail website today says: “Deliveries and collections should take place across the UK today.

“Royal Mail is working hard to deliver the most comprehensive and high quality service we can to all our customers, large and small.

“The combination of greatly increased uptake of online shopping, and the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, mean that all delivery companies are experiencing exceptionally high volumes.

“Every single parcel and letter is important to us. Despite our best efforts and significant investment in extra resource, some customers may experience slightly longer delivery timescales than our usual service standards.

“This is due to the exceptionally high volumes we are seeing, exacerbated by the coronavirus-related measures we have put in place in local mail centres and delivery offices to keep our people and customers safe.

“In such cases, we always work hard to get back to providing our usual level of service as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Here is the full list of affected zones:

Ashford (TN23-TN27)

Barnsley (S70, S71, S72 and S75)

Basildon (SS13-SS16)

Bow (E3)

Bury St Edmunds (IP28-IP33)

Chelmsford (CM1-CM3)

Christchurch (BH23)

Daventry (NN11)

Debden (IG7-IG10)

Enfield (EN1-EN3)

Grays (RM16-RM20)

Hampton (TW12)

Highbury (N5)

Hornsey (N8)

Horsham (RH12, RH13)

Ilford (IG1-IG6)

Leeds City (LS1-LS5)

Lewisham (SE13)

Magherafelt (BT45, BT46)

Margate (CT7-CT9)

Rugeley (WS15)

Somerton (TA11)

South Ockendon (RM15)

South Woodford (E18)

Upper Holloway (N7)

Wandsworth (SW18)

Wellington (TA21)

Widnes (WA8)

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