ROYAL Mail has warned some of its Essex depots and offices are still experiencing disruption due to staffing issues. 

Bosses say a mix of illness and Covid means they cannot commit to delivering to certain postcodes in the county everyday. 

The Essex offices experiencing problems and postcodes affected are: 

  • Basildon - SS13, SS14, SS15 and SS16
  • Burnham - CM0 8
  • Chelmsford - CM1 to CM3
  • Rayleigh- SS6
  • Upminster - RM14

Royal Mail will be delivering post up to and on Christmas Eve on Friday. 

It says it is doing everything it can to minimise disruption to people living in the postcodes where delays are possible. 

A spokesman said: "We aim to deliver to all addresses we have mail for, six days a week.

"In a small number of local offices this may temporarily not be possible due to local issues such as COVID-related self isolation, high levels of sick absence, resourcing, or other local factors.

"In those cases we will rotate deliveries to minimise the delay to individual customers.

"We also provide targeted support to those offices to address their challenges and restore our service to the high standard our customers would normally receive.

"We're sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

"We will regularly update customers on the offices most impacted."