31st March 2023
Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) would like to announce the following operational changes for the coming months which are also available on their website www.iompost.com/bankholiday:
All mail leaving the Island via the dedicated aircraft on Thursday evening 6th April, will be delivered in the UK on Saturday 8th April. Mail posted between Friday 7th April and Tuesday 11th April, will leave the Island on Tuesday evening for delivery in the UK on Wednesday 12th April.
Local parcels, Special Delivery and other priority mail posted on Thursday 6th April will be delivered on Good Friday 7th April. No deliveries and collections will take place on Saturday 8th April and Monday 10th April and all post offices will be closed on Saturday and Monday unless stated otherwise. On Tuesday 11th April no airmail will arrive on Island and the first dispatch of mail via airplane to the UK will take place on Tuesday evening. Local deliveries will recommence on Tuesday morning.
During the Easter period, pensions and allowances due for payment on Friday 7th April and Monday 10th April can be collected on Thursday 6th April 2023 as advised by the Treasury.
All three bank holiday Mondays in May will have no deliveries and no collections. All post offices and collection sites for items where customers have received a notice left card will be closed unless stated otherwise. On Tuesday 2nd May, 9th May and 30th May no airmail will arrive on Island and the first dispatch of mail via airplane to the UK will take place on Tuesday evening. Local deliveries take place as normal each Tuesday morning after each Bank holiday Monday.
The Treasury have further advised that pensions and allowances due for payment on bank holiday Mondays in May (1st, 8th and 29th May) can be collected the previous Friday (28th April, 5th and 26th May).
During the TT period (29th May – 10th June) there is a substantial increase in traffic volume on the Island’s roads and this inevitably leads to some disruption and delay to normal delivery and collection times. However, IOMPO will do all possible to minimise the disruption to its customers. On days where roads are closed, IOMPO regret to be unable to deliver to addresses on the course or where access is only available via the course. Customers in Ramsey, who are affected by road closures, can pre-arrange to collect their mail from IOMPO’s Northern Delivery Office. Normal delivery times and collections may vary throughout the TT Festival, especially in rural areas. Please not that IOMPO will be open and out on delivery and collection on Friday 9th June for the TT Bank Holiday, with a dispatch to the UK as normal.
There will be no deliveries and no collections on Tynwald Day. All post offices will be closed unless stated otherwise. The mail plane is scheduled to leave the Island on Tuesday 4th July in the evening with the next inbound mail plane being scheduled to arrive on Island on Thursday 6th July. The Treasury have further advised that pensions and allowances due for payment on Tynwald Day can be collected the previous Day (Tuesday 4th July).
IOMPO’s self-service postal kiosks located across the Island are also available for the purchase of postage, posting letters and parcels, paying utility bills and Isle of Man Government rents and rates. IOMPO would also like to remind customers that postage stamps are available to buy online on their website with a free doorstep delivery service: www.iompost.com/postal-shop.