Midhurst Post Office temporarily closed due to staffing issues including 'underlying health concerns'

Midhurst Post Office will be closed for the foreseeable future due to staffing issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, despite being an 'essential retailer'.

Friday, 17th April 2020, 4:20 pm
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 4:22 pm
Concerns have been voiced on social media this week about the temporary lossof Midhurst's post office following the closure of all the banks in the town.Photo: Google Street View

Concerns have been voiced on social media this week about the temporary loss of the post office following the closure of all the banks in the town.

Residents fear they will be forced to travel further afield despite the government-imposed lockdown across the country.

A Post Office spokesperson said: “Midhurst Post Office and all the outreach service is temporarily closed due to staffing issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic including underlying health concerns.

"It is not known at this stage when this branch will re-open.

"In the interim, an alternative Post Office is Fernhurst, Rogate and Petworth.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these temporary closure as we know how important Post Offices are to communities and Post Offices are designated as an essential retailer by the UK Government.”

The outreach services normally provided by Midhurst are; Lavant, Rake, Graffham, Greatham, Compton and Buriton.

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