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.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 1:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th June 2020, 1:11 pm

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.

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Royal Mail's Barnsley delivery office has been closed due to a coronavirus outbreak (pic: Google)

“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.”