15th May 2020
Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) is aware of an advert featured in this week’s Isle of Man Courier from Post Office Limited who are based in the UK.
Information relating to our community initiatives and feedback from the community
Isle of Man Post Office have launched a campaign to encourage Islanders to place a Manx flag in their windows as a sign of unity and remembering the Isle of Man’s centuries old motto which has stood the Island in great stead ‘whichever way this throw us, we will stand together.’ IOMPO has produced two posters available to download and print if you do not possess a Manx flag.
For more information and to download your posters click here.
Nothing beats the feeling of receiving a personalised letter or card through the post, especially when this can be a lonely time for some people. While we face these uncertain times, let’s try and spread some cheer to those we care about.
We would invite everyone to think about sending a smile by post to any loved family or friends they know who are self-isolating, in a bid to brighten up their day. If you don't have stamps, fear not, you can buy these from our website and they will be delivered direct to your door for free.
Throughout the month of May, the stamps available in the retail network and postal kiosk will be our #CarryUsThrough stamps which are dedicated to our key workers and the compassion and resilience of the Manx People. These can also be purchased from the postal shop.
As well as working hard to maintain delivery services as much as possible, our dedicated postal staff are also offering a letter collection service to those self-isolating or unable to leave the house. Letters will be collected only from houses where deliveries are being made and the correct postage must be affixed.
On Monday 4th May, we are issuing a very special stamp collection celebrating our key workers and the compassion and fortitude of the Manx people. As well as being available as part of our stamp and coin collectables, these stamps will also available from our postal shop and as our way of showing our gratitude to key workers we have made this our stamp of choice for the month of May in our sub post offices, delivery offices and postal kiosks.
We would encourage you, if you are sending mail, to use these stamps to spread some joy, love and positivity to the recipient. These stamps document a piece of our modern history and make the perfect gift to show your appreciation to someone who has had an impact on your life in these challenging times.
A donation from the proceeds of this stamp collection has been made to the Manx Solidarity Fund.
Peter Pierce, Assistant Chief Officer for Douglas Borough Council’s Finance department send the following feedback to his account manager, “Just a quick note to express my gratitude for the continuing work being done by the IMS team during the Coronavirus crisis. Your team’s continuing scanning and indexing of the Council’s invoices is a vital cog in the machine enabling the Council to keep paying suppliers for their work. Please pass on our thanks to your team and keep up the good work!”
This feedback was then followed up by feedback from Douglas Borough Council’s Finance Director, Antony Boyd:
“The whole IOMPO needs to be properly recognised as an absolutely vital service to the Island at this time, and the efforts of all of its staff as key lifeline/infrastructure workers applauded. It is organisations like yours that will keep this ship sailing during these challenging times."