Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) is gearing up to mark Her Majesty The Queen, Lord of Mann’s Platinum Jubilee. As well as a range of commemorative stamp collectibles, which are already proving hugely popular, IOMPO has a number of other activities planned to celebrate this significant milestone with colleagues, customers and suppliers.
IOMPO’s association with HM The Queen dates back to the inauguration of Isle of Man Post Office on Tynwald Day in July 1973. Since then IOMPO has submitted petitions for all stamp issues to seek royal approval from Her Majesty.
Simon Kneen, Chief Executive IOMPO said: “As a business we are proud of our royal links throughout our nearly 50 year history. In the lead up to the long Platinum Jubilee weekend we will be displaying bunting at our Post Office owned counters and in our staff areas. We are also pleased to support, through the sale of our Platinum Jubilee range, the Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne, which encourages people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.”. However you plan to spend the Jubilee weekend: with colleagues, friends or family in June, we hope you enjoy it!”
In preparation for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration as well as for the upcoming TT Festival IOMPO would like to announce the following operational changes:
|Date||Deliveries||Post / Mail Collections||Post Office Opening times (all branches are closed unless stated below)||Notice Left Collection Sites (all Post Offices are closed unless stated in the previous column)||MiCard Collection as advised by the Social Security division of Treasury|
|Thursday 2nd June 2022 -
Spring Bank Holiday
|No deliveries||No Collections||
Foxdale Post Office 09:00 – 13:00
Kirk Michael Post Office: 09:00 – 13:00
|Normal opening hours||Pensions and allowances due for payment on Thursday 2nd June can be collected Wednesday 1st June.|
|Friday 3rd June 2022 – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee||No deliveries||No Collections||
Foxdale Post Office 09:00 – 14:00
Kirk Michael Post Office: 09:00 – 12:00
|Normal opening hours||Pensions and allowances due for payment on Friday 3rd June can be collected Wednesday 1st June.|
|Friday 10th June 2022-
Senior Race Day
|No deliveries||No Collections||Foxdale Post Office 09:00 – 14:00||Normal opening hours||Pensions and allowances due for payment on Friday 10th June can be collected Thursday 9th June.|
Local mail posted on Wednesday 1st June will be delivered on Monday 6th June. Any local mail posted over the Jubilee bank holiday (including at the post offices remaining open on bank holidays) will be delivered on Tuesday 7th June unless posted in an early post box (green label) in which case it will be delivered on Monday 6th June. Local mail posted on Thursday 11th June will be delivered on Monday 13th June.
Saturday deliveries for parcels and priority mail such as Special Delivery will take place as usual on both, Saturday 4th June and Saturday 11th June (road closures permitting).
There is a substantial increase in traffic volume on the Island’s roads during the TT Races and this inevitably leads to some disruption and delay to normal delivery and collection times. However, Isle of Man Post Office will do all possible to minimise the disruption to its customers.
On days where roads are closed, we regret that will be unable to deliver to addresses on the course or where access is only available via the course. Normal delivery times and collections may vary throughout the TT Festival, especially in rural areas.
IOMPO’s self-service postal kiosks located across the Island are also available for the purchase of postage, posting letters and parcels and paying utility bills. IOMPO would also like to remind customers that postage stamps are available to buy online on our website with a free doorstep delivery service: www.iompost.com/postal-shop.
The Social Security division of Treasury has advised that during the long Queen’s Platinum Jubilee period, pensions and allowances due for payment on Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June can be collected on Wednesday 1st June 2022. Pensions and allowances due for payment on Senior Race Day Friday 10th June can be collected on Thursday 9th June 2022.
We would like to emphasise the importance of posting early, especially with the foreseeable delays due to road closures during the TT Festival and of course the ongoing impact the pandemic has on all postal administrations around the world. Posting as early as possible will avoid any disappointments. Customers sending items containing goods to destinations beyond the UK (including Channel Islands and Europe) are reminded that they are required to provide accurate customs declarations. Any items received by IOMPO without the necessary information may be delayed or returned and are likely to incur additional costs. For more information please visit www.iompost.com/ECD.
Finally, Isle of Man Post Office would like to remind customers that they offer competitive foreign exchange rates with 0% commission plus a commission free buy-back on notes. For customers leaving the Island during the TT Festival, foreign currency is available to order at any time online or in any Post Office across the Island. You can either collect your ordered foreign currency from your Post Office or get free quick delivery (via Special Delivery) straight to your door. Euros and US Dollars are instantly available in: Douglas, Peel, Port Erin, Laxey, Ramsey or at Postal Headquarters. Visit www.iompost.com/forex for further information or call into any Post Office for details.