Royal Mail has been delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to key workers in care homes and across the NHS for the UK government.
The post has been working with partners at the Ministry of Defence, eBay and Clipper Logistics to support the government initiative to deliver PPE to frontline workers.
Hundreds of deliveries have been made to care homes, and postmen and postwomen have been ensuring staff at the homes can maintain social distancing when accepting packages.
David Gold, director of public affairs and policy at Royal Mail, said, “Royal Mail continues to support the NHS and social care during the coronavirus crisis. We are already working closely with pharmacy companies and NHS trusts across the UK by delivering many prescriptions and hospital appointments and delivering testing kits.”
Royal Mail has modified working practices and bought equipment including hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and other protective equipment for staff.
Staffues are being advised to stay 2m apart where possible and only one person is allowed in a delivery vehicle at a time.