Australia Post today reiterated it remains fully operational across Australia during government restrictions on non-essential activity.
Posties, delivery drivers and Post Offices will continue to operate as normal.
To date, there are no confirmed cases in the Australian workforce of more than 80,000 people.
Customers can be assured they will continue to be able to send and receive parcels and mail, pay bills and use Bank@Post during this time.
Australia Post operates more than 4000 Post Offices and 220 delivery facilities across the country and has a large presence in regional and remote Australia, as well as access to the largest and most comprehensive dedicated air and road freighter network in Australia. Customers are also able to get their parcel delivered to a free 24/7 Parcel Locker, with more than 400 locations available.
For the latest information on the action Australia Post is taking to protect the health and safety of its people and customers in relation to coronavirus, visit auspost.com.au/about-us/news-
As you may be aware, the Federal Government has announced measures to assist with the current disruption to businesses that has been caused by the COVID-19.
As a result, you may be eligible for temporary support by way of receiving a credit on your ATO activity statements for the two quarters ended 30 June 2020 or 4 months ended 30 June 2020.
Australia Post is keeping the retail network up to date with news as it breaks via POP. We all have access to POP in our LPOs, so that is the best place to be looking for news on what is happening as it happens.
There is a POP update on the 16 Martch with a public notice for display in our outlets.
There is also a further news update on use of scanners and customers signing - or not as the case maybe - for parcels being collected at the counter. Check POP often as this is just the start of the information that we will all be needing as this virus spreads across Australia.
Owing to the uncertainities for events such as this in the forseeable future, the Board is postponing the planned Tasmanian AGM until 2021. We would like to have as many people coming to Tasmania for this weekend as possible, but if we are busy worrying about our health and our financial well being, visiting Tasmania may not be of the highest priority for many in 2020.
Australia Post launched Deloitte Access Economics research paper in Canberra today.
Economic and social value of Australia Post to regional, rural and remote Australia
We have pleasure in presenting Terry Ashcroft's 2020 Newsletter to share with Licensees around the country who miss out on the hard copy.
For NSW Licensees, the hardcopy and calendar will be in the mail shortly.
Many LPOs across the country are going to be facing tough times while their communities try to rebuild and get back on track. Retail and transaction counts will be pretty low for quite a while.
If this is what you are facing the following news article might be of interest. Maybe in your downtime you could make a submission for a grant to help tide you over while your community is focused on recovery.
It won't hurt to put up your case. As with all these things, there will be no guarantee, but everyone will still want their mail.