La Poste has advised that on 1 June 2020, the French Government issued decree No. 2020-663 of 31 May 2020, setting out the general measures necessary to combat the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the state of health emergency in place until 10 July.
Social contact will be subject to restrictions until 10 July.
The confinement measures are still being lifted gradually in Paris (75) and the surrounding area (departments 77, 78, 91, 92, 93, 94 and 95), where the main mail processing sites, including international and airport mail centres, are located. The French overseas departments of Guiana (973) and Mayotte (976) are also still subject to strict measures.
La Poste is still required to ensure that its staff comply with social distancing measures, both among themselves and when dealing with customers. It must also take into account staff absences, owing to the fact that schools have reopened on a very limited basis. La Poste is making every effort to ensure the delivery of letter post and to resume the delivery of priority items, parcels, daily newspapers and registered letters, as well as collections from post boxes, six days out of seven, from Monday to Saturday. However, this resumption remains gradual and delivery times cannot yet be guaranteed.
The confinement measures in place for certain categories of staff throughout France, and in particular in the areas mentioned above, prevent compliance with delivery times and collection of the addressee’s signature, and may thus result in processing and delivery delays throughout the country.
Furthermore, for storage reasons and until the situation returns to normal, La Poste asks that the sending of heavy and bulky parcels continue to be limited as far as possible. This applies to parcels exceeding 20 kg in weight and whose longest dimension exceeds 1 m and/or whose three dimensions combined exceed 1.5 m (i.e. L+W+H must be less than 1.50 m).