Both the main Post Office in Heathfield Terrace and the small Post Office at Strand on the Green have now closed because of the Coronavirus.
The Royal Mail gave out a statement saying:
“Chiswick Post Office is temporarily closed due to staffing issues caused by the covid-19 pandemic including underlying health concerns. It is not known at this stage when this branch and Strand on the Green Post Office, which is also closed due to staffing issues, will re-open.”
Ruth Cadbury MP told The Chiswick Calendar:
“This shows the vulnerability of this vital service that is too dependent on small family businesses”.
Images above: Signs up at the main Post Office, 1 Heathfield Rd
Delivery Office open
Nearest alternative Post Offices
It apologises for the inconvenience and advises that the nearest alternative Post Offices are:
- The Vale Post Office, 125-127 The Vale, Acton, W3 7RQ
- Starch Green Post Office, 7 Kings Parade, Askew Road, Starch Green, W12 9BA
- King Street Post Office, 168 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0QU
Pay for postage online
The postal service has been inundated with parcels since the shops have closed and the public has switched to ordering most things online and many Post Offices, especially the small ones are closing as they are hit by the double whammy of extra work and staff off sick.
Royal Mail is developing a new way to buy postage online. Once you’ve paid online, you print out a label. If it’s small enough to go in a post box, there is no need to go to a Post Office. Buy postage here.