Canada Post operations hit by Omicron

Canada Post has signalled that customers will face delays due to high sickness rates at the postal operator thanks to COVID-19.

The postal operator said that operations had been badly affected due to staff shortages and that it is implementing contingency plans to maintain operations at their best possible level.

Some of these contingency plans may include shorter opening hours at its post offices and even temporary closures. The situation, it says, remains fluid.

“While we respond to this current situation, we continue to prioritise the health and safety of our people and the communities we serve,” it said.

“In addition to our Mandatory Vaccination Practice, we’re continuing to follow COVID-19 safety protocols in the workplace.”

With the apparently less lethal effects of the Omicron variant, so governments around the world are taking a ‘live with it’ approach that seems to allow for reduced operations in many businesses thanks to sickness, offsetting complete shutdowns of their economies. If Omicron continues to be the dominant strain this may well be the case for a while to come.

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