Get ready for Christmas 2020

Last posting dates 2020

All you need to make this Christmas a cracker

Here you’ll find helpful information to make this Christmas the best one yet, including the latest recommended posting dates, seasonal job opportunities, and how to send your letters and parcels safely with Royal Mail.
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Latest Recommended Posting Dates

Beat the festive rush and get all your letters and parcels in the post on time.

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Friday 18 December 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For
Monday 21 December 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For
and Royal Mail Tracked 48*
Tuesday 22 December Royal Mail Tracked 24*
Wednesday 23 December Special Delivery Guaranteed

 

*Royal Mail Tracked 24 and Royal Mail Tracked 48 services are not available to purchase at Post Office® branches

Sending internationally?

Monday 5 October All non-European destinations
(except South Africa, Canada, Middle
and Far East, USA)
Monday 12 October Middle and Far East, Hong Kong,
Singapore, South Africa
Monday 2 November Canada, Cyprus, Eastern Europe,
Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey, USA
Monday 16 November Western Europe

 

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Friday 4 December Australia, New Zealand
Wednesday 9 December Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and
South America, Far and Middle East
Thursday 10 December Canada, Cyprus, Malta
Friday 11 December Greece, Eastern Europe
(except Czech Republic, Poland and
Slovakia) and Turkey
Saturday 12 December Czech Republic, Finland,
Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 16 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland,
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,
Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Friday 18 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

 

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Monday 30 November Airmail to Operational HM Forces
Monday 7 December Airmail to Static HM Forces

 

Parcelforce Worldwide

Parcelforce Worldwide has a range of international delivery services to over 225 countries across the world

Go to Parcelforce.com

If you're planning on being away for the Christmas period, or if your business is closing for the break, we can take care of your post for you:

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Preparing your post

Getting your parcels and letters to their destination safely is always our priority, especially at this time of year. Use these handy guides to help you get your items to their destinations safe and sound.

Good Addressing Guide

A handy guide to good addressing and packaging.

Some goods are restricted or prohibited from being mailed in the UK and internationally. Check before you send to make sure your item is fit for travel at royalmail.com/prohibitedgoods

Save time and print your postage at home

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Going further for you this Christmas

Service updates

Information about local service issues
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Join us this Christmas

It’s one of the busiest times of the year, so we’re always looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to help us out.
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