COVID isolation and other sickness is causing disruption to Royal Mail’s service in Ryde, with local residents waiting days or weeks for their post to be delivered.
A number of Island Echo readers have been in touch to express their concern about the lack of a reliable postal service in the area in recent weeks.
It’s claimed by those affected that letters only seem to turn up if a parcel is being delivered, with 1 local resident also saying they have been advised to collect their mail directly from the sorting office at Nicholson Road once a week.
Despite many people saying they are going over a week without post, Royal Mail says they aim to deliver to households at least every other day.
A Royal Mail spokesperson has told Island Echo:
“In the Ryde area, we are experiencing some disruption to service due to COVID related and other sickness absence.
“We aim to deliver to all addresses we have mail for, six days a week. If resourcing issues, associated self-isolation and safety measures prevent this, we’ll deliver at least every other day.
“We apologise to customers for any inconvenience they may experience as we work hard to resolve the situation.”
It’s unclear what the picture is like at other sorting offices across the Island, including Newport and Sandown.
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