Yesterday (Tuesday 17 March), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced a new package of measures to support UK businesses through the Covid-19 outbreak.
With Postmasters all over the UK going above and beyond to offer essential services and provide a lifeline to their customers and communities in these difficult times, the media are putting key workers from Post Office in the spotlight to tell their good news stories.
Mark Griffiths from Broughton Post Office, Chester, in our North West and North Wales region, is one of the countless Postmasters across the UK who has responded to the coronavirus outbreak by offering a home delivery service.
The Post Office is reminding its 700,000-plus Post Office Travel Money Card customers that any foreign currency held on their card can be transferred back to Pound Sterling to use during the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the past week, as the UK has gone into lockdown and Post Offices are among the small number of essential services that remain open, Kevin and Beverley Truman, who run Wells Post Office in Somerset, South West region, have been seeing a big increase in customers posting food packages.
Post Office branches are coming up with a range of solutions to make sure social distancing can be maintained in branch and have been sharing the measures they’ve put in place on social media.
Change Account customers can now benefit from convenient and secure everyday banking services in branch through Post Office’s Banking Framework, joining the millions of customers UK-wide who continue to have easy access to cash over the counter.
Congratulations to Merchant City branch in Glasgow, which scooped the Post Office Retailer of the Year title at the Scottish Grocer Awards 2020. Helena Taylor and Ann Findlay of Cairneyhill Spar & Post Office in Fife and Angela Pattie of Dalrymple Spar & Post Office in Ayrshire were also highly commended in the awards, now in their 24th year.