From March 30th, An Post Postal Delivery staff will check-in on or older/vulnerable customers along their postal routes across the country. Postmen and postwomen across the country will call into the front doors of older and vulnerable customers along their delivery route, particularly those who are living alone in isolated areas. They will check on their well-being by way of a set of standard questions and any requests for provisions or medicines will be relayed directly back to the local HSE team.
The postwoman/ man can also take any post these people might have for free and put it into circulation for them. The postal delivery staff will apply a postage mark in the local mail centre before onward circulation. If an elderly person has a mail item they need collecting, they can put a sign in their window that says I HAVE MAIL and the postal delivery staff will collect it on their route.