THE Royal Mail has announced the suspension of deliveries of standard and large letters on a Saturday.

The mail company has advised that they are suspending deliveries of standard letters and large letters on a Saturday.

Deliveries of special delivery, signed-for, tracked and inbound international priority items along with all parcel sized items will continue on a Saturday.

In a post on their website they said: "From 2 May we will temporarily no longer deliver letters on a Saturday.

"We will continue to provide a letter delivery service from Monday to Friday as normal.

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"We will continue to deliver Special Delivery, Tracked, all non-account services and most other parcels from Monday to Saturday across the country.

"Customers should continue to post both letters and parcels as usual on Saturday.

"We will continue our Saturday collections from businesses, post offices and post boxes as normal."

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The company previously announced changes to delivery office depot opening and closing hours, as well as deliveries.

The new changes were put in place to ensure the safest and most reliable service for its customers nationwide.

It follows additional measures put into place on March 24, which include "only one person being allowed in a Royal Mail delivery vehicle at any one time", and an emphasis on postal workers washing their when leaving and entering any Royal Mail buildings.

To minimise contact, a customer signature is no longer required, and packages that are too big to be posted through the letterbox will be left outside the door.

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