Royal Mail shows pandemic parcel delivery hotspots

London and remoter areas of Scotland have received more Royal Mail parcel deliveries during the pandemic than anywhere else in the UK. The data is based on the number of deliveries per postal address.

Lerwick in Scotland is top of the list, followed by Central London. After that the Orkney Islands, Hebrides and NW London complete the top five.

The data shows the importance of having a universal service for those in remote rural communities.

David Gold, Director of Public Affairs & Policy at Royal Mail, said “Having analysed our parcel delivery data across our national network of delivery offices, Lerwick in Scotland has emerged as the UK’s lockdown delivery hotspot. The data shows that during such unprecedented times, parcel delivery is just as important for our rural customers as it is for our city customers. We understand the importance of the postal service in keeping the UK connected at this time. In doing so, we also take the health and safety of our colleagues, our customers and the local communities in which we operate very seriously.”