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Post and deliveries during the closure of non-essential facilities on campus

18 Mar 2020

The University post room will close on Friday, 20 March

This advice is correct at the time of publication of this news article.  If you have health concerns then you should refer to the NHS website, however to make other queries regarding the current situation you can email Coronavirus-info@manchester.ac.uk.

From Monday, 23 March, mail will be collected from the sorting office on Mondays and Thursdays. Any staff wishing to collect mail should attend the University post room located in the John Owens Building, Lower Ground Floor, between 10am and 10.30am on those two days only.

For buildings which normally have mail delivered directly, e.g. Stopford Building and AMBS, special arrangements have been put in place. In Stopford Building the mail will be accepted by Shift Porters or Constant Security. In other buildings where there are no staff, we have asked Royal Mail to re-direct to the University post room or to Stopford Building but in cases where this doesn’t happen the mail will be sent back to the sorting office. We have a new agreement with Royal Mail where they will hold mail for 66 days instead of the standard 18 days.

Courier deliveries are being signed for and then sent to, and held, in the University post room. It would help if, where possible, orders and deliveries are cancelled.

Arrangements are being made locally at Faculty level for business-critical deliveries.

We will review the volume of mail received each week and may reduce the collection to one per week if the volume reduces significantly.