Guernsey Post has finalised the details of its contingency plans developed in response to Guernsey's airport closures on 27th & 28th November and 4th & 5th December 2012.
Dave Bynam, Head of Network and Planning at Guernsey Post said:
Our contingency plans for the airport closures in November and December are largely based on the same approach that we took earlier in the year.
On Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th November we will, once again, be chartering a helicopter which will enable us to send urgent greetings cards and Special Delivery documents for next day UK delivery. This exercise will be repeated during the final airport closures on 4th & 5th December.
All other items during this time will be shipped into and out of the island by the standard shipping service.
Customers looking to send Special Delivery documents and urgent greetings cards for next day delivery should hand these to a member of Guernsey Post's retail team at Envoy House or Smith Street Post Office by 11.00am at the latest so that they can be processed in time to connect with the Helicopter.
Additionally, on the days of the airport closures, island wide collections will be brought forward to 1.00pm and the last Envoy House and Smith Street Post Office 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, are asked to post these items at Alderney Post Office by no later than 10.30am. Island wide collections will also take place from 10.30am for standard postal services.
The sending of documents for 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.