Delta residents will need to be patient with their mail delivery in the coming of days and weeks as Canada Post currently deals with staffing issues with its operations across the country.
“With the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19 and the Omicron variant across Canada, we’re experiencing an impact on staffing. We’re responding by implementing contingency plans where necessary and adjusting our operations to serve Canadians,” said Canada Post spokesperson Eunice Machuhi.
“This situation is fluid across the country and customers may experience delays over the next few weeks. We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our people and the communities we serve. In addition to our Mandatory Vaccination Practice, we’re continuing to follow COVID-19 safety protocols in the workplace.”
Residents to regularly check Canada Post’s delivery service alerts web page or its parcel tracking system.
The staffing situation comes after recent weather related challenges on the west coast.
“We’ve had several recent red alerts in the region due to snowstorms and inclement weather as you’ve witnessed since about December 24,” added Machuhi. “A red alert is when we have to suspend delivery because it’s not safe for our delivery agents to be out. We’ve also had days with yellow alerts, which means we’re making every effort to deliver but customers might see delays.”