Australia Post forced to STOP all stores’ collections amid Covid workforce crisis

Chaos at Australia Post as it is forced to STOP all stores’ collections amid Covid workforce crisis with hundreds isolated and huge backlog of parcels

  • Australia Post is forced to discontinue all collections from online stores
  • The company has 500 employees in isolation after exposure to Covid
  • They suspend parcel post collection from online retailers for four days


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Australia Post has been forced to shut down all collections from online stores after 500 employees plunged into self-isolation after being exposed to coronavirus.

The company confirmed Wednesday evening that they would temporarily suspend all parcel collections from online retailers in New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria for four days as they try to clear back orders.

Aus Post currently works with an extremely limited staff with hundreds of employees self-isolating after being contacted by health officials.

“Australia Post currently has 500 people in necessary self-isolation, putting more pressure on our network, while also managing flight restrictions, temporary facility closures and parcel volumes as high as our Christmas peak period,” the company said in a statement.

“This temporary measure will enable us to responsibly purge record volumes of parcels in parts of our network affected by Covid-19.”

Australia Post forced to shut down all stores' collections after 500 employees plunged into self-isolation after being exposed to coronavirus

Australia Post forced to shut down all stores’ collections after 500 employees plunged into self-isolation after being exposed to coronavirus

The company confirmed Wednesday night that they would temporarily suspend all parcel post collections from online retailers in NSW, the ACT and Victoria for four days.

The company confirmed Wednesday night that they would temporarily suspend all parcel post collections from online retailers in NSW, the ACT and Victoria for four days.

The company confirmed Wednesday night that they would temporarily suspend all parcel post collections from online retailers in NSW, the ACT and Victoria for four days.

The postal company said the break would apply to parcel pick-ups from online retailers from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Parcel pick-ups from online retailers made between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Tuesday will be delayed as crews try to make up for delayed deliveries.

August was the busiest month ever for Australia Post, with Aussies making thousands of purchases while many remain in lockdown.

Despite the delays, post offices remain open, deliveries are still made and the suspension of services only applies to parcel pick-ups.

Other delivery companies, including StarTrack Express, Express Post and Premium, will continue to operate.

The postal company said the break would apply to parcel pick-ups from online retailers from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The postal company said the break would apply to parcel pick-ups from online retailers from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The postal company said the break would apply to parcel pick-ups from online retailers from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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