Get ready for Christmas 2019

All you need to make this Christmas a cracker

Here you’ll find helpful information to make this Christmas the best one yet, including the latest recommended posting dates, seasonal job opportunities, and how to send your letters and parcels safely with Royal Mail.
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Latest Recommended Posting Dates

Beat the festive rush and get all your letters and parcels in the post on time.

Wednesday 18 December 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For
Friday 20 December 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For
and Royal Mail Tracked 48*
Saturday 21 December Royal Mail Tracked 24*
Monday 23 December Special Delivery Guaranteed

 

*Royal Mail Tracked 24 and Royal Mail Tracked 48 services are unavailable to purchase at Post Office® branches
 

Download latest recommended posting dates for Personal customers. 
Englishpdf, 189.86 KB
Cymraegpdf, 275.02 KB

More information for Businesses.
Englishpdf, 213.27 KB
Cymraegpdf, 288.3 KB

Sending internationally?

Saturday 5 October Australia, Middle and Far East
(except Hong Kong and Singapore),
New Zealand and all other non-European
destinations (except Canada, South Africa, USA)
Saturday 12 October Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore,
South Africa, USA
Saturday 2 November Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland,
Malta, Turkey
Saturday 16 November Western Europe

 

Monday 9 December Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and
South America, Far and Middle East
Tuesday 10 December Cyprus, Malta
Wednesday 11 December Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic,
Poland and Slovakia)
Thursday 12 December Australia, Greece, New Zealand and
Turkey
Saturday 14 December Canada, Czech Republic, Finland,
Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Monday 16 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland,
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia,
Spain, Switzerland
Wednesday 18 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

 

Monday 25 November Airmail to Operational HM Forces
Friday 13 December Airmail to Static HM Forces

 

Full country list

Download the complete list of last posting dates by country
Full country list

Parcelforce Worldwide

Parcelforce Worldwide has a range of international delivery services to over 225 countries across the world

Go to Parcelforce.com

Christmas Deliveries and Collections

Monday 16 December Normal deliveries and collections
Tuesday 17 December Normal deliveries and collections
Wednesday 18 December Normal deliveries and collections
Thursday 19 December Normal deliveries and collections
Friday 20 December Normal deliveries and collections
Saturday 21 December Normal deliveries and Saturday collections
Sunday 22 December No deliveries or collections
Monday 23 December Normal deliveries and collections

 

Tuesday 24 December
- Christmas Eve
Normal Deliveries, Christmas collections
Wednesday 25 December
- Christmas Day
No deliveries or collections
Thursday 26 December
- Boxing Day
No deliveries or collections
Friday 27 December Normal deliveries and collections
Saturday 28 December Normal deliveries and Saturday collections
Sunday 29 December No deliveries or collections
Monday 30 December Normal deliveries and collections
Tuesday 31 December
- New Year's Eve
Normal Deliveries, New Year's collections

 

Wednesday 1 January
- New Year's Day
No deliveries or collections
Thursday 2 January
- Bank Holiday in Scotland
Normal deliveries and collections
(except Scotland where there will be no deliveries or collections)
Friday 3 January Normal deliveries and collections in all areas

 

Download the Delivery and Collection calendar:

English versionpdf, 202.85 KB

Cymraegpdf, 278.46 KB

If you're planning on being away for the Christmas period, or if your business is closing for the break, we can take care of your post for you:

Get Keepsafe™
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Preparing your post

Getting your parcels and letters to their destination safely is always our priority, especially at this time of year. Use these handy guides to help you get your items to their destinations safe and sound.

Some goods are restricted or prohibited from being mailed in the UK and internationally. Check before you send to make sure your item is fit for travel at royalmail.com/prohibitedgoods

Save time and print your postage at home

Buy postage online
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Going further for you this Christmas

Service updates

Information about local service issues
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Join us this Christmas

It’s one of the busiest times of the year, so we’re always looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to help us out.
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