Holiday distribution schedule 2016

Reduced service during public holidays

We understand that timely collection and delivery of parcels is very important to you and your customers. To avoid unnecessary delays, we would like to draw your attention to the upcoming public holidays.

Please note that while we will do our utmost to deliver your parcels on time during the upcoming Holiday Season, normal delivery times may not apply. To avoid disappointment, we advise you to send your parcels as early as possible. 

Please refer to the distribution schedule for your area to find out how you might be affected. For more information, please contact our dedicated Service Team or your Account Manager.

Mail & Parcels to the Netherlands via PostNL

Please note that your mail should be handed over to a PostNL Distribution or Mail Centre on, or before the following dates:

Mail & Parcels to the United Kingdom via Royal Mail

Please note that your mail should be handed over to a Royal Mail Distribution or Mail Centre on, or before the following dates: 

  • Saturday 24 December 2016 (Christmas Eve) – Until 10h00
    Normal deliveries and Saturday collections
  • Sunday 25 December 2016 (Christmas Day) – Closed
    No deliveries or collections
  • Monday 26 December 2016 (Boxing Day) – Closed
    No deliveries or collections
  • Tuesday 27 December 2016 – Closed
    No deliveries or collections 
  • Saturday 31 December 2016 (New Years Eve) – Until 10h00
    Normal deliveries and Saturday collections
  • Sunday 1 January 2017 (New Years Day) – Closed
    No deliveries or collections
  • Monday 2 January 2017 – Closed
    No deliveries or collections
  • Tuesday 3 January 2017 – Normal opening hours (except Scotland)
    Normal deliveries and collections
    No deliveries or collections in Scotland 
All other dates are as per normal deliveries
*The above schedule applies to all Royal Mail sites where Spring handover. For more information please click here

Mail & Parcels to the United Kingdom via Whistle

Please note that your mail should be handed over to a Whistle Distribution or Mail Centre on, or before the following dates:

  • Thursday 22 December 2016 – Normal opening hours
    Delivery on Saturday 24 December 
  • Friday 23 December 2016 – Normal opening hours
    Delivery on Thursday 29 December
  • Saturday 24 December 2016 (Christmas Eve) – Closed
    No deliveries or collections
  • Sunday 25 December 2016 (Christmas Day) – Closed
    No deliveries or collections 
  • Monday 26 December 2016 (Boxing Day) – Closed
    No deliveries or collections
  • Tuesday 27 December 2016 – Closed
    No deliveries or collections
  • Wednesday 28 December 2016 – Normal opening hours
    Delivery on Friday 30 December
  • Thursday 29 December 2016 – Normal opening hours
    Delivery on Saturday 31 December 
  • Friday 30 December 2016 – Normal opening hours
    Delivery on Wednesday 4 January
  • Saturday 31 December 2016 (New Years Eve) – Closed
    No deliveries or collections
  • Sunday 1 January 2017 (New Years Day) – Closed
    No deliveries or collections
  • Monday 2 January 2017 – Closed
    No deliveries or collections 
  • Tuesday 3 January 2017 – Normal opening hours
    Delivery on Thursday 5 January
All other dates are as per normal deliveries
*The above schedule applies to all Whistl sites where Spring hand over. Opening times are 08h30 – 18h00

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