Covid-19: Use French post services from home

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With one in ten post offices shut and people advised to only visit those if essential, it is useful to know about the many postal services available without visiting one.

Such options range from printing stamps at home to sending a parcel via your own letterbox or having the postman/woman visit regularly to check that you are a relative are well.

Here are more details about services that you may find helpful.

Send a Colissimo parcel from your letterbox

Colissimo is La Poste’s normal parcel delivery service. The service of Expédition depuis sa boîte aux lettres means you can put your parcel in your own letterbox for collection and delivery by the postal service.

Preferably you should have a letterbox of a type and size according to standard postal norms (normalisée), but as long as it is big enough to put a parcel in and the postal worker can access it, then it should be fine.

To use this you should get your parcel ready and then pay for the delivery and print off a ...

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