Hailsham Town Council has moved to assure residents that the town centre post office will remain open for as long as it can during the Coronavirus outbreak, as an essential service to the local community.
Further to the recent changes to opening times, the post office will be now open from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and is closed on Saturdays for the time being.
Currently, lottery tickets will not be available to purchase and the ‘Drop & Go’ service will not be available for the time being. There will be a maximum of two counters/serving positions provided at any one time.
Post office manager Christine Holversen said: “I’m happy that the post office will remain open for as long as possible during this very challenging time. Although services are fairly limited as a consequence of the Coronavirus and will be for the foreseeable future, we are able to assist with essential post office services only.”
“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to serve at the post office during the Covid outbreak as I’m classed as vulnerable to the virus. However, I look forward to seeing our customers again soon hopefully!”
“It is our duty as a parish council to look after the health, safety and wellbeing of customers and staff at our post office premises,” said Town Mayor and Chairman of Hailsham Town Council, Cllr Paul Holbrook.
“This is a very challenging time for us all, and we are trying to balance the public’s access to required services and properties with the need to promote public safety by reducing social interaction, which can spread the Coronavirus.”
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their understanding of these necessary precautions as we take every step possible to ensure their wellbeing and safety – and that of our members and staff.”
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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