Royal Mail has revealed the 28 regions across the UK that are experiencing limited and longer delivery due to the significant pressures caused by COVID-19, including one Northern Ireland town.
The Mid-Ulster town of Magherafelt (BT45 & BT46) is listed as one of these 28 ‘black-spots’ for deliveries around the UK and the only area at present experiencing problem according to Royal Mail in Northern Ireland.
A statement issued by Royal mail reads: “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.”
The following is the full list of delivery black-spots
Barnsley (S70, S71, S72 and S75)
Bury St Edmunds (IP28-IP33)
Horsham (RH12, RH13)
Leeds City (LS1-LS5)
Magherafelt (BT45, BT46)
South Ockendon (RM15)
South Woodford (E18)
Upper Holloway (N7)