Keep your distance

Reminder - social distancing must be maintained as a key preventative measure

At present, the most important thing we can all do to help control coronavirus and save lives, is to keep our distance from people who are not from our own households.

Royal Mail supports Public Health England’s social distancing guidance around maintaining a two-metre distance between colleagues, where possible.

The current guidelines for social distancing form part of wider measures to minimise the risk of contracting Covid-19. We are doing what we can to make units across the business Covid-19 secure.

Please continue to follow the preventative guidance. This includes guidance on hand washing and hygiene, as well as the use of wipes and disposable gloves.

Temporary changes to some operational processes including the one person per van rule, staggered shift times and meal breaks, the cancellation of WTLLs and changes to doorstep deliveries, remain in place.

For specific roles where the two-metre distancing rule is challenging, face coverings are being issued. It is not mandatory for colleagues to wear a face covering, however, they remain available through line managers for anyone who chooses to wear one. 

Social distancing is everyone’s responsibility and it is important that we all work together to ensure all preventative guidance is adhered to.

30 Jul 2020