Guernsey Post has finalised the details of its contingency plans developed in response to Guernsey's airport closures on 8th and 9th May 2012.
Dave Bynam, Head of Network and Planning at Guernsey Post said:"Plans for May's airport closures are largely based on our successful contingency plans accomplished during March's airport closures.Consequently on Tuesday 8th May we will, once again, be chartering a helicopter which will enable us to send greetings cards and urgent documents for next day delivery. All other items will be shipped into and out of the island by boat."
Customers looking to send Special Delivery documents and greetings cards for next day delivery should post these by 12.00pm so that they can be processed in time to connect with the Helicopter.
Additionally, on Tuesday 8th May, island wide collections will be brought forward to 1.00pm and the last Envoy House and Smith St. collections will take place at 3.00pm to ensure mail connects with the UK mail boat.
Customers in Alderney, wishing to use the greetings card and special delivery document service for next day delivery on Tuesday 8th May, are asked to post these items by no later than 10.00am.
Please note that on Wednesday 9th May (Liberation Day) there will be no deliveries or despatches.PO Boxes at Envoy House will however be accessible from 8.00am- 10.00am, and the Mail Collection counter will be open from 7.00am - 10.00am.
Additional InformationThe sending of greetings cards and documents Special Delivery is strictly subject to availability due to limited aircraft capacity. All other Jersey, UK and International items will be transferred to and from the island by boat, incurring a 24hr delay to deliveries.
For more information please contact our Customer Services team who will be more than happy to help on 711720