Delivering for the country

Royal Mail is one of the UK’s essential services, providing a lifeline to businesses and communities everywhere.

The delivery of parcels and letters has become even more crucial as a way of keeping the country together, businesses operating, and helping many people who may not have the option to leave their homes.

Royal Mail recently supported UK Government’s public information campaign on coronavirus, delivering a national mailing to around 30 million households across the UK via our Door to Door service. The mailing included a letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, alongside a leaflet outlining Government’s advice; with an explanation of symptoms, hand hygiene guidance, rules on leaving the house, how to self-isolate with symptoms, and shielding for the most vulnerable.

Postmen and women also delivered 900,000 letters to those at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus. The vital mailing provided guidance on ‘shielding’, a measure to protect the clinically extremely vulnerable by minimising all interaction between themselves and others.