Jamaica – Restricted services (COVID-19)

19 marzo, 2020

The designated operator of Jamaica, Jamaica Post, asks us to inform Union member countries and their designated operators that it will be providing restricted postal services, following the announcement by the Government of Jamaica that all non-essential work, in both the public and private sectors, should be conducted from home or remotely, with a view to containing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Jamaica.  

Consequently, from Wednesday, 18 March to Tuesday, 24 March 2020, Jamaica Post will be implementing a restructured operations programme. This will have an impact on the processing of all inbound and outbound mail, as follows:

• Inability to guarantee delivery standards for letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items, owing to adjusted opening hours of post offices and postal agencies;

• Deployment of a reduced workforce at the international mail processing centre (JMKINA), the administrative headquarters (postal accounting and customer service), and the operational headquarters (mail van dispatches).

Jamaica Post thanks all other Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them of any changes to this situation via EmIS.