High levels of staff being sick has contributed to many houses in Watford not receiving their mail, as one house claims they have not received their deliveries in nearly a month.

Since December, there have been quite a few complaints from people around Watford circulating online that their Royal Mail deliveries are being extremely delayed.

One person from South Oxhey who contacted the Watford Observer claimed they have yet to receive any letters from the Royal Mail since December 15.

A few other people have shared their complaints that items that many items that were expected for Christmas did not arrive in time.

Now the Royal Mail has said that there have been some delays specifically in Watford due to “high levels of sickness absence and Covid related self-isolation”.

A spokesperson said that deliveries are operating “as normal across most of the country” and it aims to deliver to all addresses for six days a week.

The spokesperson apologised to anyone in Watford affected by the delays and said “we are working hard to get our levels of service back to normal as soon as possible.”

However while the Royal Mail claims that deliveries are operating “as normal” in most places, Chesham and Amersham MP Sarah Green, who represents the areas just a short drive away, says there has been “ongoing delivery problems locally”.

Anyone who has concerns about their deliveries should contact the Royal Mail customer service team on 03457 740 740 or via the Royal Mail website www.royalmail.com.”