Coronavirus

We want to keep all our colleagues up-to-date on coronavirus guidance and what it means for Royal Mail and our people.

Coronavirus

We want to keep all our colleagues up-to-date on coronavirus guidance and what it means for Royal Mail and our people.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, we have been closely following Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance so that we can provide advice on preventative measures and minimise the risks to our people.

The latest up-to-date information and advice on easing of restrictions guidance can be found within our Questions & Answers document (updated 20/10/21 12.30).

It is crucial that everyone follows basic hygiene techniques. This includes, washing your hands regularly, particularly before eating, and regularly using antiseptic wipes to clean shared equipment, such as keyboards, PDAs and scanners. 

If you have a cold, dispose of any tissues immediately and try to cough into your elbow rather than into your hands.

Temporary use of face coverings - please refer to the updated guidelines here (pdf, 94.16 KB).   

What to do if...

  • you think you have symptoms
  • you might have been exposed to the virus (through travel or contact with a suspected, or confirmed, case.

Colleagues should visit the NHS 111 online portal and complete the coronavirus self-assessment questionnaire.

Lateral Flow Device rapid testing

Testing is available for people without coronavirus symptoms and can be accessed in a number of ways: 

All employees are encouraged to participate in Lateral Flow Device Testing. Tests are available twice weekly, those opting to take part will be provided with the test kits at their workplace for their convenience and support, enabling them to test in the privacy and comfort of their own homes.

Alternatively, kits can be obtained through an online home ordering and delivery service, by ‘Pharmacy-Collect’, collection from test centre sites, by community testing offered by all local authorities and through testing at on-site at schools and colleges.

Additional information

  • Click here to get NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and self-isolation.

  • Click here for daily updated Government data for the UK and your area.

  • First Class Support is free and confidential for employees including direct access to counselling services. Call 0345 266 5060, visit www.rmgfirstclasssupport.co.uk or download the ‘Lifeworks’ app. New users of the website/app can ‘sign up’ using a unique invitation code, which is RMG- and then your payroll number, e.g. RMG-12345678.