Post Office Deliveries During Olympics

12/07/2012: Below is an extract from Royal Mail's latest bulletin.

Royal Mail will maintain daily deliveries to business customers across London, 6 days a week throughout the period affected by the games (mid July to mid September).

We will be delivering earlier in the morning during the Games period. This is because we expect it to take longer for us to collect and deliver mail every day around parts of London due to the changes to the transport system. This means that you may receive your deliveries earlier or later in the day than usual.

Our postmen and women will start their rounds earlier, to ensure they can complete them, given the extra travelling time required. Because of this, some mail which is not ready for the start of deliveries may be held in our system and delivered the next working day.

  • Timed Deliveries and Early Extraction™services: Royal Mail will make reasonable endeavours to deliver mail at your chosen time. However longer travelling times mean we may not be able to do this in some parts of London during the period from 23rd July until 9th September. For more information please contact our dedicated team at london2012@your.royalmail.com.
     
  • Special Delivery™ Next Day service will continue to operate into and out of London during the Games period. Whilst Royal Mail expects to be able to deliver items in some parts of London by 1pm, transport restrictions and extended travel times mean we cannot guarantee to do this for all items in all areas throughout the Games period. Given these circumstances items due for delivery in London will be guaranteed for next day delivery rather than 1pm during the period from 23rd July to 17th September. The change only affects items due for delivery in London, postcode areas E, EC, N, NW, SE, SW, W, WC, during the period from 23rd July until 17th September. Items due for delivery in other parts of the UK will still be guaranteed for delivery by 1pm the next working day.
     
  • Special Delivery™ 9:00am: Due to additional restrictions and the extended times for moving mail around the capital, Royal Mail cannot guarantee delivery of items by 9am in London. This affects items due for delivery in the E, EC, W, WC, N, NW, SW and SE London postcode areas during the period from 23rd July until 17th September. Customers have the option to use the Special Delivery™ Next Day service for guaranteed next day delivery in London, rather than the Special Delivery™ 9:00am service. The Special Delivery™ 9:00am service will continue to be available for delivery in other parts of the UK.