There are still 79 shopping days until Christmas, but Guernsey Post is already gearing up for an increase in mail volumes as some of its seasonal staff begin working with the company this week.
Boley Smillie, Chief Executive of Guernsey Post said "We are much busier than normal for this time of year, and we are expecting the number of parcels to continue to climb as shoppers get prepared for Christmas. We have up to 20 seasonal workers joining us and the first few will start with us this week."
Since April, as a contingency measure in response to COVID19, the Company had split its operational teams over five offices around the Island. All the teams have now returned to Envoy House ahead of the run up to the busy Christmas period.
Boley commented "All of our teams have done a great job adapting over the last few months, and now everyone is back working from Envoy House. This means our services will return to relative normality including the same day delivery of post arriving on the mail plane."
Mr Smillie added; "We always advise people to order early for Christmas, but it is even more important to do so this year. The ongoing COVID19 situation means supply chains will inevitably be under more pressure. Customers can really help us at this time by displaying a note on their door if they are self-isolating. Our posties will then knock on the door and leave any packages on the doorstep."