Super spreader Postie

manhill

Member
Sorry, can't put this one to bed:

Scene 1:
Infectious Postie delivering mail, sorts a handful of paper and plastic covered mail items to almost every house on his patch and drops them through letter boxes. Occupants sort through each item and dumps/keeps/passes on as needed.
Scene 2: That's not a problem because the occupants sterilise the items and also wash their hands. Anyway the virus doesn't live long on paper or plastic. This will be good news because there's a lot of people living on the Postie's round and I'd hate to think of what happens if Scene 2 is wrong. If the Postie is infection free, what about the sender? Better not go there!
 
Hermes if i'm unlucky enough to have them deliver are handing things over at a distance... Amazon driver turned up in Gloves. Fed Ex chap just drops in the usual place and signs for it.. He knows the script if I'm not here and what to do.

Just had this as part of an email from Royal Mail.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can customers catch coronavirus from the mail?

Public Health England has advised that there is no perceived increase in risk of contracting the new coronavirus for handling post or freight from specified areas. From experience with other coronaviruses, we know these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels.

2. What precautionary actions are you taking to ensure the health and safety of colleagues?
We take the wellbeing of our employees very seriously. In line with guidance from Public Health England, we are advising colleagues that good hand hygiene is the first and most important line of defence. Disposable gloves are also available to our people on request.

3. What actions will Royal Mail take in the event of a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus with one of our employees?
Should we have a confirmed employee case, we will work with Public Health England who sets out the required actions for the relevant Royal Mail office (if the employee has been in work) and any wider actions relating to people the employee has been in contact with. We have all the systems and processes in place to carry out cleaning of our property, if required.

4. What will happen if one of Royal Mail’s sites has to close because of an outbreak of the virus?
Any decision to close one of our units would be made in line with Public Health England guidance. We have strong contingency plans in place to ensure mail is kept moving. The scale, vast network and business continuity expertise of our organisation mean we have extensive experience in being able to quickly deploy diversion plans so we continue to provide customers with access to our collection and delivery services, and their mail.

5. If I have had to close my own premises due to an outbreak, what will Royal Mail do with my mail?
We have a strong track record of providing alternative ways for customers to access their mail. We would aim to keep customers’ mail safe until they’re able to collect it, have it redelivered or redirected/diverted to an alternative address.

Find up-to-date information on our website.
 

anzani

Member
Hermes if i'm unlucky enough to have them deliver are handing things over at a distance... Amazon driver turned up in Gloves. Fed Ex chap just drops in the usual place and signs for it.. He knows the script if I'm not here and what to do.

Just had this as part of an email from Royal Mail.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can customers catch coronavirus from the mail?

Public Health England has advised that there is no perceived increase in risk of contracting the new coronavirus for handling post or freight from specified areas. From experience with other coronaviruses, we know these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels.

2. What precautionary actions are you taking to ensure the health and safety of colleagues?
We take the wellbeing of our employees very seriously. In line with guidance from Public Health England, we are advising colleagues that good hand hygiene is the first and most important line of defence. Disposable gloves are also available to our people on request.

3. What actions will Royal Mail take in the event of a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus with one of our employees?
Should we have a confirmed employee case, we will work with Public Health England who sets out the required actions for the relevant Royal Mail office (if the employee has been in work) and any wider actions relating to people the employee has been in contact with. We have all the systems and processes in place to carry out cleaning of our property, if required.

4. What will happen if one of Royal Mail’s sites has to close because of an outbreak of the virus?
Any decision to close one of our units would be made in line with Public Health England guidance. We have strong contingency plans in place to ensure mail is kept moving. The scale, vast network and business continuity expertise of our organisation mean we have extensive experience in being able to quickly deploy diversion plans so we continue to provide customers with access to our collection and delivery services, and their mail.

5. If I have had to close my own premises due to an outbreak, what will Royal Mail do with my mail?
We have a strong track record of providing alternative ways for customers to access their mail. We would aim to keep customers’ mail safe until they’re able to collect it, have it redelivered or redirected/diverted to an alternative address.

Find up-to-date information on our website.
I wont be licking the enclosed reply envelope.
I will use self adhesive envelopes.
Anything in a brown envelope to go into the ' firing ' cabinet unopened.
 

manhill

Member
Hermes if i'm unlucky enough to have them deliver are handing things over at a distance... Amazon driver turned up in Gloves. Fed Ex chap just drops in the usual place and signs for it.. He knows the script if I'm not here and what to do.

Just had this as part of an email from Royal Mail.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can customers catch coronavirus from the mail?

Public Health England has advised that there is no perceived increase in risk of contracting the new coronavirus for handling post or freight from specified areas. From experience with other coronaviruses, we know these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels.

2. What precautionary actions are you taking to ensure the health and safety of colleagues?
We take the wellbeing of our employees very seriously. In line with guidance from Public Health England, we are advising colleagues that good hand hygiene is the first and most important line of defence. Disposable gloves are also available to our people on request.

3. What actions will Royal Mail take in the event of a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus with one of our employees?
Should we have a confirmed employee case, we will work with Public Health England who sets out the required actions for the relevant Royal Mail office (if the employee has been in work) and any wider actions relating to people the employee has been in contact with. We have all the systems and processes in place to carry out cleaning of our property, if required.

4. What will happen if one of Royal Mail’s sites has to close because of an outbreak of the virus?
Any decision to close one of our units would be made in line with Public Health England guidance. We have strong contingency plans in place to ensure mail is kept moving. The scale, vast network and business continuity expertise of our organisation mean we have extensive experience in being able to quickly deploy diversion plans so we continue to provide customers with access to our collection and delivery services, and their mail.

5. If I have had to close my own premises due to an outbreak, what will Royal Mail do with my mail?
We have a strong track record of providing alternative ways for customers to access their mail. We would aim to keep customers’ mail safe until they’re able to collect it, have it redelivered or redirected/diverted to an alternative address.

Find up-to-date information on our website.
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Corona viruses can live 72hours on metal and plastic surfaces. Plenty of plastic packaged items are going through the post. This message from RM is not addressing this risk.
 
My postie must get a bit pi$$ed off with his job by the time he gets to me . Anything he has left in his bag , he puts through my letterbox , presumably so that I'll deliver it for him . Anybody I know gets a phone call to pick it up - not known , back in the post box . I'm told he's a closet alky , but I never see him anyway . If he keeps it up , I'll have strong words !
 

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