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Post a letter

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Dawn22 Tue 24-Mar-20 07:27:33

Can anyone advise.
Is it ok to post a letter and could germs be carried this way; on paper; hand to hand.
Should know answer but am just uncertain.

Callistemon Thu 26-Mar-20 20:34:23

And, we will continue to focus on the delivery of our two priorities: i) safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our people and the communities we serve; and ii) delivering as comprehensive a service as possible at all times.

Well done to all those in the Postal Service. I am sure that the volume of post has gone right down, but I am sure that a special birthday present for a young girl who seems to be doing her best to care for her sick mother would not be begrudged by anyone. Especially as they are still trying to provide a comprehensive service and we hope that all useless junk mail has been discontinued.

52bright Thu 26-Mar-20 21:59:48

I don't think that it is wrong to send encouraging letters or cards through the post. A previous poster ordered vitamins through the post because she thought it might help her family's health in these uncertain times. Nothing wrong with that. I will send encouraging little cards and maybe flowers through the post to my 89 year old mother. She is self isolating at home as she has diabetes and I leave her shopping at the end of her drive. She is usually pretty amazing for her age, going to lunchtime dances with her friends and keeping busy. Being alone at home is very hard for her and she is not on the internet. I will send little cards and flowers because that will make her feel better and is good for her mental health, just as important as looking after other people's physical health in these difficult times.

MawB Fri 27-Mar-20 07:07:56

Copying something I have just read by a postman
So I'm a Postie (and a dad, a husband, a son and an awesome friend!!) and would like to inform you of some important information. We deliver your parcels and letters every day.
What you may not be aware of is we ARE classed as KEYWORKERS through these terrible times.
The CWU (our union) have offered us to become an emergency service for the public. If things get worse, then us posties could be delivering healthcare products, food and even medication.
All that is asked from the public is

1) Think about safety first, for yours and the postie

2) If you see a postie coming towards your door please DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR. We will sign your parcels and letters for you.
We will leave the parcel, food or medication on your doorstep and then knock. Give the postie enough time to step away from the door.

3) If you are already outside your house, go inside or step away 2 metres from your postie. Please do not approach your postie
If we tell you to stop and back up or close your door, don't feel offended. We are only trying to help protect you and us from this virus

4) Lastly, if you see us out and want to stop us to have a chat, feel free, it can be a lonely job. BUT, remember to stay at least 2 metres away from your postie. NO handshaking, fist bumps, high fives, and certainly no kisses on the cheeks ?

Stay safe x

( LETS BEAT IT TOGETHER) copy, edit and share this to let your family and friends know

GrannyLaine Fri 27-Mar-20 07:22:09

Don't you just love people like him? Flexible, creative and proud to do what needs to be done. Doing it safely.

We have neighbours with two high risk family members to protect. Their 12 year old daughter has put a line of tape on the driveway 2 metres from the front door with a large sign on the door asking everyone to stand behind the line when the door is answered

Thanks for sharing.

Pikachu Fri 27-Mar-20 07:53:51

We’ve bought a wall mounted post box for outside. Been wanting one for sometime as the pup chews up letters if he gets there first.

samfrantay Wed 12-Aug-20 10:35:11

Hi, Wondering if there is anyone that knows about how to write a book, part fiction, part auto biography. Im 69, and from start to finish life has been a train crash. Abuse parents, abusive partners,3 children but for 11 years 2 have not let me into their lives. Heart is broken. i feel i have to write this down, as no one to talk to, and would be quite interesting and cathartic. Lives as kid with alcholic parent could be a story on its own. If anyene ha any tips i would be indebted. Thank you.

Bathsheba Wed 12-Aug-20 11:11:27

samfranty you should start your own thread if you want help with this - it’s likely people won’t notice your post on a thread about posting letters.