Royal Mail has announced a number of postcodes could be impacted by "high levels" of delays.

It warned customers that disruptions are likely this week due to resourcing issues associated with self-isolation.

The firm claims that a total of 34 postcodes across the UK could be impacted by the delays.

Customers can sign up to receive information by email to see if their location is affected.

It said: "We aim to deliver to all addresses we have mail for, six days a week.

"Due to resourcing issues, associated self-isolation and safety measures, deliveries in some areas may be disrupted this week."

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Royal Mail added: "We're sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

"We're working hard to deliver as comprehensive a service as possible with the resource available.

"And we're ensuring we prioritise the delivery of Covid-19 vaccination letters and test kits."

Many have complained on Twitter, with one asking: "Is Royal Mail having delays again?

"Was expecting a next day delivery but I've had nothing."

Full list of affected postcodes across the UK:

  • Bath (BA1, BA2)
  • Blackpool (FY1, FY2, FY3, FY4, FY5, FY6)
  • Bristol North (BS6, BS7)
  • Bristol South East (BS4, BS14)
  • Chorley (PR6)
  • Enfield (EN1, EN2, EN3)
  • Ferndown (BH22)
  • Kingswood (BS15, BS30)
  • Middleton (M24)
  • Newton Abbot (TQ12, TQ13)
  • Plympton (PL7)
  • Rochdale (OL11, OL12, OL13, OL14, OL15, OL16)
  • Southport (PR8)
  • Worthing DO (BN11, BN12, BN13, BN14)

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Royal Mail is thought to be scrapping its signed for parcels and Saturday letters in a measure to cut costs.

Now that fewer people are sending letters, bosses are planning to scrap these packages as they are quite costly.

It also said the service may focus more on delivery parcels, to compete with Amazon, Hermes and DPD.

During the pandemic, the demand for parcels soared as more Brits are shopping online.

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