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Royal Mail defends King's Lynn sorting office after courier raises covid safety concerns

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Postal service chiefs and union leaders have denied claims that coronavirus guidelines are being ignored at a Lynn sorting office.

The move comes after a town courier voiced his concerns about visiting the site in Austin Street.

The courier, who has asked to remain anonymous, said: “I really don’t like going in there, as they don’t practice social distancing or wear face coverings all of the time, it’s a real Covid hazard.

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: “I honestly dread it, my partner has health conditions and I would hate to catch it because other people were so careless, this new strain is more contagious.”

But a Royal Mail spokesperson said: “The King’s Lynn Delivery Office is fully compliant with Covid measures.

“Any face mask exemptions are monitored daily. We are not aware of any couriers having visited the office and we have not received any complaints directly.

“Royal Mail takes the health and safety of its colleagues, its customers and the local communities in which we operate very seriously.

“Throughout this crisis, every decision we make puts the health of our staff and customers first. All staff have been briefed about the measures jointly agreed by local management and the CWU (Communication Workers Union).”

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