Britons are looking forward to a rare four day bank holiday weekend this week, with the Easter weekend just days away. This marks the second Easter bank holiday spent in lockdown, however, Britons are now allowed to meet up to six people or two households outdoors.
Bank holidays are national public holidays and this weekend commemorates the Christian festival of Easter – marking when Jesus died on the cross and subsequently rose again three days later.
As the name suggests, over bank holidays banks close their doors and some businesses also cease trading.
With non-essential businesses not permitted to open, this may impact Britons less this year – however, supermarkets may have reduced hours this weekend.
But what about the postal service, what does the bank holiday mean for post?
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Simply pop in your postcode, town or street name and your local Post Office and it’s opening hours will be shown.
You can also click on Branch Details to see more information about your local Post Office.
You can still post letters in post boxes over the bank holiday, however, these may be delayed in arriving over the bank holiday weekend.
Normal postal service will resume on Tuesday, April 6.
Royal Mail’s bank holiday services
- Friday, April 2 – Good Friday: No collections or deliveries
- Monday, April 5 – Easter Monday: No collections or deliveries
- Monday, May 3 – Early May Bank Holiday: No collections or deliveries
- Monday, May 31 – Spring Bank Holiday: No collections or deliveries