RESIDENTS across some parts of Barnsley may notice a delay in their postal deliveries caused by the effects of the pandemic.

Royal Mail today (January 12) annoucned that deliveries to some post codes will be delayed due to staff shortages caused by coronavius.

Residents in the S70, S71, S72, and S75 postcodes may see a change in the frequency of their deliveries.

A spokesperson for Royal Mail said: “Despite our best efforts and significant investment in extra resource, some customers may experience slightly longer delivery timescales than our usual service standards.

“This is due to the exceptionally high volumes we are seeing, exacerbated by the coronavirus-related measures we have put in place in local mail centres and delivery offices to keep our people and customers safe. In such cases, we always work hard to get back to providing our usual level of service as quickly as we can.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding.”