08 MARCH 2022

Delays of 1-2 days for NZ Post

There are no restrictions on essential verses non-essential items, that can be sent through the NZ Post network.

“We prepared for this latest outbreak by increasing our capacity to deliver by bringing on more people. We also put in place plans to limit the impact of people being away from work, through careful case management and contact tracing,” says NZ Post Chief Operating Officer Brendon Main.

“We are starting to see a bit of a backlog and are advising customers to expect delays of about 1-2 days. We’re asking New Zealanders to continue to be patient as our people work hard to deliver for them. Our teams have been outstanding during the pandemic, keeping New Zealanders connecting during very trying times. We’re very proud of our people.”

“We knew a sustained Omicron outbreak would bring different challenges for NZ Post, so planning has been key to enable us to continue to operate and continue to play a critical role in connecting Kiwis.”

“It is possible that delays could increase as the situation evolves. We will continue to keep people updated at www.nzpost.co.nz/COVID-19 and encourage our customers to visit our website for updates in the first instance,” says Main.

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