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Delivery update from GFS following UK lockdown

By Lauren Fruncillo March 24, 2020 - 9:38 pm

GFS have today released their latest update on courier services. The updates below provided by GFS are issued following the announcement of stricter measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by the Prime Minister yesterday and reflect any impact from the announcement.

DPD
Deliveries continue as normal. DPD are suspending the DPD Pickup service with immediate effect*. Orders currently en-route to DPD Pickup stores will be diverted to the customers’ home address.

Hermes
Deliveries continue as normal. It is likely that some Hermes Parcel Shops will close, however many of the Parcel Shop store estate are likely to remain in operation as they offer essential services*.

DHL Parcel
Deliveries continues as normal. DHL Parcel are reviewing their collection point network (DHL Service Point) currently and further updates will follow once this review is completed*.

Yodel / Collect+
Deliveries continue as normal. Some Collect+ stores will close, however many of the Collect+ store estate will remain in operation as they offer essential services*.

DX
Deliveries continue as normal.

Tuffnells
Deliveries continue as normal.

UK Network Volumes
All GFS Partner Carriers have advised on an increase in their collection volumes in recent days; this follows a very busy trading weekend and high parcel volumes being delivered on Mother’s Day.

The GFS network is continuing to operate normally under our Business Continuity Plan – we are pleased to report that there are no issues or service disruptions impacting on any part of our business.

If you do anticipate any change to your volume (increase or reduction) in the next 7 days then please contact your GFS Account Manager and we will be pleased to discuss your requirement in further detail.

*Please note where store collection networks are either being closed or reduced in size, GFS systems will be updated to reflect stores availability dynamically.

International Networks
Previous guidance remains valid.

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