23rd May 2012
Changes to postal services in TT fortnight
Ahead of this year’s TT fortnight, Isle of Man Post Office wishes to announce some operational changes to the delivery and collection of mail.
There is a substantial increase in traffic volume on the Island’s roads during the TT Races and this inevitably leads to some disruption and possible delay to normal delivery and collection times. However, Isle of Man Post Office will do all possible to minimise the disruption the races will cause its customers.
On days where roads are closed there will be a significant effect on deliveries to addresses on the course or where access is only available via the course. We will deliver where we are able to but some addresses may not be accessible and will have their mail delivered to them the next available day. Normal delivery times may vary. Collections may be affected especially in rural areas. Final collection times in the town areas may also vary.
On non-race days there will be a complete delivery of mail but please note there may be some delays as deliveries will include mail from the previous day for premises affected by the closure of the TT course.
During the TT period, customers and businesses that are located on the course or are affected by road closures, can for their own convenience collect their mail from their local sorting office or have their mail delivered to another address. Anyone wishing to make alternative arrangements for delivery should telephone their local sorting office.
As well as the volume of traffic increasing so does the speed. All postal staff will be wearing high visibility jackets during their deliveries in TT fortnight so motorists can clearly see them on the road. Isle of Man Post Office would like to remind all road users that postal staff will be working throughout the Island in the increased levels of traffic and would appreciate if other motorists could take that little bit of extra care.
All post offices will be open as usual during TT week (except Senior Race Day - Friday 8th June). Offices located on the TT course will be open before and after race sessions where applicable. The Department of Social Care has agreed this year to the early encashment of pensions and allowances for the convenience of customers – please see information below: