There are no concerns regarding mailed items and virus spread. One exception to consider is handling by local delivery which warrants the same caution as items purchased at a local store.
During this period of uncertainty for air travel we have extended our shipping estimate from 2-5 weeks to 5-8 weeks. Once the situation settles we will revise. This estimate is noted in an alert at the top of our website and the shipping details when placing an order.
The Royal Mail corona virus information page states the mail is delivering as normal. (https://www.royalmail.com/coronavirus)
We are working with our airline and postal/courier partners across the globe to maintain services. The number of countries that we can access is changing daily.
Most major export routes remain open and we continue to accept and process mail.
In the United States USPS has put out a statement and publishes service alerts. (https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/) Although no impacts are mentioned we are seeing delays which we are monitoring.
From their statement:
The CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html), the World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses), and the Surgeon General have indicated that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 is being spread through the mail.
The Postal Service has so far experienced only minor operational impacts in the United States as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Postal Service is undertaking all reasonable measures to minimize the impact to our customers.
In addition, the Postal Service is an essential service for purposes of its compliance with state or municipality shelter-in-place orders or other social distancing restrictions. The Postal Service delivers medications, social security checks, and is the leading delivery service for on-line purchases.
US Customs and Border Protection Covid-19 information page (https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/coronavirus) does not list any special actionsShare: