Coronavirus update from Royal Mail

Living Magazines Coronavirus in Hertfordshire

The postal service is a key part of the UK’s infrastructure, and of course we rely on it to deliver our magazines to you each quarter.

The delivery of parcels and letters is an important way of keeping the country together and helping many people who may not have the option to leave their homes, and Royal Mail are actively monitoring the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation.

Public Health England (PHE) has advised that people receiving parcels are not at risk of contracting the coronavirus. From experience with other coronaviruses, we know that these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels, so there’s no concern about the Spring magazines we’ve delivered this month.

This complements the highly publicised guidance from PHE for people to wash their hands more often than usual using soap and hot water. Please continue to follow the PHE advice of regularly washing hands with soap and hot water.

You can read Royal Mail’s full update on how they are maintaining services and the contingency plans they have in place on their website.