POST OFFICES across Ireland will be closed this coming Saturday, April 11, to give staff a well-earned break over the Easter Weekend.
An Post have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic, with staff assisting elderly and vulnerable people with deliveries of groceries, medication and post.
The Irish post service has also introduced a “check-in” service allowing customers to request a post man or woman pay a visit to a relative currently cocooning in isolation.
While post offices will be open until 1pm this coming Good Friday, they will close over the East Bank Holiday weekend before resuming normal service on Tuesday.
Debbie Byrne, Managing Director of An Post Retail, said: “Postmasters and Post Office staff have put in a massive effort in recent weeks to look after customers and ensure continuity of postal, financial and welfare payment services while having the necessary physical distancing measures in place.
“I want to thank them most wholeheartedly for all their efforts in keeping the network of 950 post offices open, providing vital services and a welcoming smile to communities across the country.
"They are due a well-earned break over the Easter bank holiday so we can resume services on the front-line next Tuesday.”