Some Royal Mail customers have been hit by delays in recent weeks due to high demand and poor weather conditions. The postal company has listed the areas and postcodes which could have delays this week.
The postal service also warned of resourcing issues which could cause delays in other parts of the UK.
It stated: “Due to resourcing issues, associated self-isolation and safety measures, deliveries in the following areas are likely to be disrupted this week.
“In those areas that are temporarily affected by very high levels of absence, customers can expect deliveries at least every other day.”
The company listed eight postcodes which could be affected by delays in the coming days.
Towns affected this week
Croydon (CR0, CR9)
Derby (DE1, DE3, DE21 to DE24, DE72 to DE74 and DE99)
Grays DO (RM16-RM20)
Harwich DO (CO12)
Orton Southgate DO (PE2, PE7-PE9)
South Croydon DO (CR0, CR2)
Southend on Sea (SSO, SS1-SS4)
St. Albans (AL1-AL5)
Royal Mail has updated how services work with growing demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
It announced changes to Special Delivery Guaranteed delivery to allow the service more time to deliver.
“Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am the next working day is by 11am the next working day,” it continued.
“Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm the next working day is by 4pm the next working day.
“This includes items where a Saturday guarantee has been purchased.”