Postal dates and safety when receiving parcel during Covid-19
Updated: Nov 13, 2020
In times when social distancing and self-isolating has become part of our everyday norm and we all are trying to do our bit to stay safe, adjust to the new life style would it be working from home, picking up a new hobby or whatever it may be, it is important to keep ourselves informed from trusted sources as the situation evolves.
In this post I'll be looking at current guidelines from World Health Organisation and Ireland's Health Services (HSE) on safety when receiving your online shopping and the latest posting dates to ensure delivery before Christmas.
Is it safe to receive parcel during Covid-19?
World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the likelihood of contamination through a package that has been moved, traveled, exposed to different conditions and temperatures is low.
According to a study published on New England Journal of Medicine Covid-19 can remain on cardboard for up to 24h hours depending on being affected by certain temperature, air quality and environment.
However it is no harm to take precautions that you feel are the right ones in the current situation. That could include wiping down packages with sanitizer, or placing them perhaps outdoors for a length of time. And, of course, always wash your hands as this is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the virus.
Please note I am currently offering free worldwide shipping and am using An post services. You can see An Post posting dates but I would encourage to place your orders this year early. The increase in delivery services has been enormous and it can take longer to deliver. Everything listed at Valg Studio Christmas Shop is ready made and will be shipped promptly.
Any measures An Post is implementing
To mitigate against the risk of Covid-19, An Post postal delivery staff will not hand their scanner to the customer for signature. The delivery post person can sign on behalf of the customer, in their presence, for all mails and parcel items that require signature.
I would like to assure you that all parcels leaving Valg Studio are packaged with extra care and following health and safety guidelines.