If you are in the unfortunate position of needing COVID test kits because you have symptoms, then getting a result is likely to be your top priority. That’s why Royal Mail are introducing a weekend extension for over 15,000 existing priority postboxes from the 21st of November – collections will now be made from these priority postboxes on a Sunday.
Royal Mail have also increased the number of priority postboxes available for Monday to Saturday postings from 33,000 to over 35,000 providing increased convenience for customers sending COVID test kits.
Priority postboxes can be identified via the Royal Mail website or app and the 15,000+ priority postboxes that will receive collections seven days a week will be identified by an additional label.
“Since April, we have played a crucial role in the movement of test kits. This includes delivery to and collection from the growing number of regional test centres and care providers and the return of home tests. As part of this we introduced a unique network of priority postboxes for the rapid return of COVID test kits to labs to help in the country’s fight against the pandemic. Royal Mail has always been proud to help the country in whatever way we can and we could not be prouder of the support we have been asked to give the Government and the Department of Health and Social Care.”
– Nick Landon, Chief Commercial Officer, Royal Mail
“I want to thank the Royal Mail, who, from this weekend, will empty some of their post boxes seven days a week to speed up home testing.
It is a big team effort and I am very grateful for our posties for playing their part to help keep people safe.”
– Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary