French postal service reduced

Only one in 10 post offices are now open and postal deliveries are being reduced to three days a week instead of six, as La Poste adapts to the Covid-19 pandemic.

La Poste is reducing services and is urging people to only go to post offices if it is strictly necessary (if you do go, you should take an attestation form ticking the same box as for food shopping).

You can find out which post offices are open at this link by putting in your post code. 

As of now postal deliveries will only be carried out from Wednesday to Friday.

However daily visits for meals-on-wheels for elderly people and a medicine delivery service for isolated people will be maintained as will certain ‘social’ services carried out by La Poste, such as Veillez Sur Mes Parients (service of checking on people’s elderly relatives). 

La Poste is asking people to help by reducing distance buying and sending of letters and parcels, to a minimum.

Post office branches are prioritising maintaining local banking services such as depositing or withdrawing cash or depositing cheques or making certain fine and tax payments.

Where possible other services will remain possible, such as stamping letters, sending parcels, sending recorded delivery post etc (though many of these can be done at home on the internet).

They are also reviewing whether or not to continue offering parcel collection in view of the fact many more people than usual are now at home to receive them personally.

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