- 3 June 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
Jersey Post is working with the Channel Island’s government to help university students studying away from home who had to return due to lockdown to retrieve their possessions from halls and digs.
When lockdown came about, many students had to return home with short notice and only limited belongings. The Jersey Government and Jersey Post held discussions and have made two offers to those affected:
– Students can use Parcel Monkey, a company partially owned by Jersey Post, to arrange a UK to Jersey postal service for pre-packed items up to 30kg.
– To transport larger items, such as furniture, back to the Island, Jersey Post’s Ship2me service can be used. Run through their subsidiary company Fraser Freight, Ship2me deliveries can be booked online with the promotional code for students.
The Jersey Assistant Minister for Education, Deputy Jeremy Mason, said: “It must be very concerning for students who were forced to leave their possessions behind when they returned to Jersey following the outbreak of Covid-19. I’m delighted that Jersey Post has worked with its partners on a range of options to help students get their belongings home.”
Tim Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey Post Group, added: “We understand the frustration of students not being able to get their belongings back to the Island easily. With many students forced to leave their belongings behind when returning home earlier in the year, we are pleased that, through our extended network partners Parcel Monkey and Fraser Freight, we are able to offer delivery options at affordable discounted rates throughout June.”