THE August bank holiday is upon us which means some services may not be available.
Deliveries usually don't happen on Bank Holidays or local holidays, read on to find out more.
The August Bank Holiday on Monday 28, may affect some things such as shops closing slightly earlier and your deliveries may also be delayed.
Read on to find out how your deliveries and collections could be affected.
Is there post over the August Bank Holiday?
Royal Mail says that it delivers on most days of the year, including Saturdays.
But they do not deliver or collect on public holidays.
Read more on opening times
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Are banks open over the August bank holiday?
That includes any Bank Holidays throughout the year.
You can still post a letter at any one of their 100,000 post boxes across the country.
But you won't be able to go into a Post Office on a Bank Holiday as these are usually closed.
If you need to send a larger package or need other services from the Post Office, you'll need to do this before or after the Bank Holiday.
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To check if your post office is open,you'll need to type in your postcode and a list of nearby branches with their details should appear.
It will also show opening hours.
For local post office branches, the post office should be open if the attached retail business is open on a bank holiday.
The Post Office website adds: “If you are a Main Post Office branch, you are contracted to open your Post Office at the combined retail counter…during your retail business opening hours on a Bank Holiday.”
What other Bank Holidays are there?
The August Bank Holiday isn't the only one that can affect the posting of letters and parcels.
It is best to check your local Post Office opening times over the Bank Holidays as times will vary from branch to branch.
Royal Mail says on its website that the following dates in England and Wales will also be affected.
There are no collections or deliveries on the:
- Spring Bank Holiday – Monday, May 29
- Summer Bank Holiday – Monday, August 28
- Christmas Day – Monday, December 25
- Boxing Day – Tuesday, December 26
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