Chantal from Chantal’s Gifts writes:
Did you realise its still OK to buy online? The Govt is encouraging it as are Royal Mail. If you as a business are worried, you can buy postage online and drop your parcel in one of the 3 parcel postboxes around St Albans. They are located at: Acrewood Way, Porters Wood and Ashley Road. Or for about an extra 60p Hermes will come and collect (kerbside).
If you are a customer worried about receiving parcels, then the latest info is that the virus only lives on card/paper for about 24 hours. You could take in your parcel (using gloves) and leave it for a day before opening?
Why not join and have a virtual shopping trip? There are some amazing products in there!
Here’s what the BBC website says about it
“What about online deliveries?
Customers should still be able to receive online deliveries.
Amazon said there would be some changes, with essential items (like food and healthcare products) being prioritised. That means that delivery times for other items may take longer than usual.
In order to avoid any unnecessary contact, Amazon in-home deliveries have been paused and drivers have been advised to place packages at the customer’s doorstep and step back. This means bulky items, like fridges and washing machines, will not be brought directly into homes.
John Lewis says it’s still offering home deliveries for larger items such as furniture and home appliances, but will no longer offer home installation or assembly.
The Royal Mail is still operating its service for parcels and letters, but with some delays and alterations.”
And here’s what Royal Mail is saying