Royal Mail delivery office in South Yorkshire closed after coronavirus outbreak
A Royal Mail delivery office in South Yorkshire has been closed for a deep after a number of staff tested positive for coronavirus.
The Barnsley delivery office on Pitt Street was shut yesterday and Royal Mail said it would remain closed until tomorrow, Friday, June 26, as a ‘precautionary measure’.
A Royal Mail spokesman said: “Royal Mail takes the health and safety of its colleagues, its customers and the local communities in which we operate very seriously.
“Following further positive tests for coronavirus at the Barnsley Delivery Office, we have taken the decision to close the office until Friday as a precautionary measure.
“During this time we will carry out an additional intense, enhanced clean of the building.
“We are working to keep disruption to mail deliveries to a minimum as we address the concerns of our colleagues. As part of this process, we are diverting mail to another nearby unit.”