Epping Forest District Council News Release 

24 April 2020

For Immediate release

Post Office opening times update

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Post Office branch opening times can change or branches can temporarily close at short notice.
This may be in order to deep clean or due to staff shortages.

An essential service

Post Offices are designated an essential service, staying open to provide a vital lifeline for banking services, collecting benefits, bill payments and to enable letters and parcels to be sent. Many are located in convenience stores, newsagents or stand-alone branches that are allowed to be open by the Government.

Check opening hours before you go

If your visit to the Post Office is essential, check it’s opening hours online before you go.

When you go to the Post Office use the floor markers to ensure you queue at a 2-metre distance and follow the Government’s guidance on social distancing.

This helps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both Post Office teams and customers.

Post Office closures

Due to unforeseen circumstances 2 branches are temporarily closed:

  1. Buckhurst Hill Post Office, 167 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5AZ closed 24 March
  2. Waltham Abbey Post Office, 12 Sun Street, EN9 1EF closed 27 March

Thumbs up for your postie

Give a thumbs up for your local postie.

Postmen and Postwomen are at the heart of the communities they serve so stay connected with them and show your support with a friendly thumbs up.

Remember to have fun, use #ThumbsUpForYourPostie to share and always keep a safe distance apart.

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