A message from Eleanor our Hermes Courier:
HERMES DELIVERIES/COLLECTIONS UPDATE
Following the announcement of a lockdown across the country, I have had to make a decision whether I continue to deliver during these challenging and unsettling times. I am very mindful of the service I provide, more than ever now that it will be very difficult to shop on the high street and people instead need to obtain items online.
However, I now need to make a choice between looking after myself and my family and keeping ourselves as safe and healthy as long as possible, or potentially putting myself and my customers at risk. I am nearly out of hand gel and wipes and cannot wash my hands regularly throughout the day any longer.
So far, I have not received any communication if the Hermes courier network is going to remain open or not since the announcement of lockdown last night. I will keep you all posted of any news I get regarding this. In the meantime I have advertised my round for cover in the event it remains open. Any courier covering my round in Comrie & St Fillans will be fully supported by myself to ensure they are able to find addresses, safe places etc and continue to provide a good service.
I will return any parcels I collected yesterday to the Perth depot today, but will not be delivering or collecting any parcels from today onwards. If the network remains open for the duration of the lockdown, I will let you know once cover is in place and when deliveries will resume.
My sincerest apologies for the short notice, but things are changing on a daily, if not hourly, basis. It’s been a very hard decision to make but I ultimately have to ensure that my family and myself are as safe as possible, as well as all my lovely customers who I’m missing very much already.
I am hopeful that, once normality returns, I will be able to resume the delivery service myself and again, I will keep you all informed of any changes as they happen regarding this.
Keep safe and healthy everyone, and see you all again once things get back to normal.
Eleanor Anderson – Hermes Courier for Comrie & St Fillans