A series of London postal districts are among 28 areas suffering from limited delivery services after Covid-19 hit the Royal Mail’s workforce.
Thirteen zones in or near London are no longer receiving regular post because of the high numbers of Royal Mail staff who are sick or self-isolating.
The areas include Basildon (SS13-SS16), Bow (E3), Debden (IG7-IG10), Enfield (EN1-EN3), Grays (RM16-RM20) and Hampton (TW12).
Also hit are Highbury (N5), Hornsey (N8), Ilford (IG1-IG6), Lewisham (SE13), South Woodford (E18), Upper Holloway (N7) and Wandsworth (SW18).
The issue has prompted calls, including from MPs and the Communication Workers Union, for postal workers to be added to the priority list of people receiving coronavirus vaccinations.