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Spanish Postal Service

Postby buddyboy940 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:34 am

During the lockdown, is the Postal Service operational?

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby gerryh » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:42 am

The post offices are still open.
I have seen postal delivery vehicles out.
But I am expecting some post which I haven't received yet.
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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby fyfin » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:25 pm

I saw our postman today and we received a letter. Not sure if out little post office is open though
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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby El Cid » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:32 pm

Post offices should be open as they handle lots of giros and other payments.

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby olive » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:39 pm

Our rural area Correo service which normally has deliveries most days is down to deliveries on Mondays and Thursdays plus collection of parcels/ signed for items 11a.m. For half an hour on those days.

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby country boy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:35 pm

Ours is open 8am till 2pm, max 3 people in the shop at any time otherwise wait outside and keep 1 metre apart. Correos Motos are out and about delivering as usual. I had a parcel from amazon yesterday so all looks reasonable.

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby gerryh » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:14 pm

I'm waiting for 7 packages to arrive.
All from China, some ordered before the Coronavirus outbreak started and some after.
So I expect a delay although I know some of the have arrived in Spain.
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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby Manchesteral » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:22 pm

I'm waiting for some documents from Sweden, nothing yet !

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby gerryh » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:24 pm

Nor have the two letters I am expecting from the UK arrived yet.
Both posted about three weeks ago.
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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby Wicksey » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:14 am

OH went to the PO the other day which usually shuts at 2:30 to find it had shut at 12:30. This is the one in Torrox pueblo. A card was posted to England but goodness know when that may arrive!

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby Lyric » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:56 am

Did OH notice if they were open Sabado AM as normal ?

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby gerryh » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:10 pm

Taken from the Correos website:-
"Due to the current state of alarm caused by Covid-19, Correos temporarily suspends all national shipments not covered by the Universal Postal Service. We will keep you informed as soon as the service is activated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. "
Also:-
"The Post offices will open from 09:30 to 12:30 from Monday to Friday (not holidays), keeping all the protocols dictated by the health authorities."
Not sure what the "Universal Postal Service" is.
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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby Wicksey » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:37 pm

We didn't think of checking online. So just weekdays until 12:30. I don't suppose we have a lot awaiting us in our post box apart from the usual electricity bill!

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby olive » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:44 pm

It would be very useful if someone can clarify what this actually means please?

We are currently sending essential parcels only via Correos. I am waiting for an Amazon delivery which I will then send to OH in Spain via Royal Mail/ Correos.

Works well apart from the daily collection at a specified time from town hall seems hit and miss with just two days a week which randomly change each week.

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby Manchesteral » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:10 pm

Sorry if I've missed it here but does anyone have any further information regarding the postal service, I haven't seen any postal delivery workers ot and about and was wondering if they have actually stopped delivering, I know the post offices are still open but how do we know if we have mail, should we be making random stops at the post office or what ? Anyone have first hand knowledge ?

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby Paulinmalaga » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:21 pm

Mail every week day so far, post lady goes past my house at 11.15 like clockwork. Velez Malaga
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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby gerryh » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:21 pm

I haven't had any mail since before the lockdown started.
I believe my usual postman collects the mail from the sorting office in Velez Malaga and delivers it in the Cajiz/ Iznate area before opening the office in Iznate from 1:30 to 2:00 PM
There is a notice on the office door that it is temporally closed, so I guess that he isn't delivering.
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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby Lyric » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:58 pm

I have had one item of mail to my Buzon last week - Government pension increase advice.
The couriers seem to be operating normally.

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby Wicksey » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:56 am

Last week we had an electricity bill and something from the bank. Bank holidays Thursday and Friday this week so just thinking about whether to go to the PO or not tomorrow which will be the last day it's open until next Monday. No news of my card arriving in the UK that was posted 2 weeks ago.

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Re: Spanish Postal Service

Postby Manchesteral » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:30 pm

My problem is that I have to sign, in front of accredited witnesses, a document to release some funds in Sweden, they will not accept any internet solution and if the documents are not signed and returned by a certain date it will cost me a financial penalty, very frustrating :-( !


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