Hermes installs parcel lockers for social distancing

To support social distancing measures, Hermes UK has doubled the amount of parcel lockers in the country for people to send and receive parcels.

The Hermes UK lockers have been rolled out in partnership with InPost and are in safe and secure outdoor locations. They are open 24/7 to enable access in quiet times. Some will be installed soon in locations close to NHS sites to support its front-line workers.

Martijn de Lange, CEO of Hermes UK, said, “As the country adapts to changes around social distancing and self-isolation, we are providing more delivery options for customers across the country. As part of this, we have increased the numbers of outdoor lockers located in local communities from 450 to 831, enabling more of our customers to send and return parcels in a safe way during these challenging circumstances.”

He urged people to use lockers sensibly and keep the government’s travel guidance in mind, suggesting they use the service as part of their daily exercise routine.

De Lange said, “This is also important as some of our independent ParcelShops may be subject to changing opening times or closure as things develop and we are urging customers to double check ParcelShop openings before they travel to them.”