Canada Post Says Delays Will Continue


Canada Post says Canadians should anticipate parcel delays for the foreseeable future, even though it is making deliveries at record levels. The organization says it is responding to changes and increases in consumer shopping while maintaining physical distancing measures in all of its facilities due to COVID-19. It is delivering in record numbers and also handling a wider variety of items. The number of larger, household items like mini-fridges, patio furniture, and barbecues have also increased. These bulky items often require a two-person lift which creates additional safety challenges and delays. Canada Post says it is taking steps to respond to the changes while maintaining physical-distancing. That includes processing and delivering on weekends and additional support from trained temporary employees. As well, some parcels may be transferred to other Canada Post locations for processing based on capacity.