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Question about Royal Mail recorded signed for post?

I received a small parcel that was recorded and said 'signed for' on the label. But when the postman left it he just left it outside my door and didn't ask for a signature. Why was that?

7 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    that happened to me, its because of the pandemic, my postman put it on my doorstep, knocked on my door, then stood well back until he saw me open the door

  • 1 month ago

    Contrary to other answers, it means they postman LIED. While actually getting a signature may not be current policy, the system DOES provide to note they left to package at the door and watch someone retrieve the package. If they mark "signed for" without a signature, they LIED.

  • 1 month ago

    Because of the corona virus he cannot get that close to you!

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Rules changed because of Covid. Around here couriers will put the package on the doorstep, knock and step back. Then they take a snap of you at the door with the package.  That serves the same purpose.

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  • 1 month ago

    Safety first, Package can be replaced, life cannot. 

  • 1 month ago

    Because in a pandemic, no-one is signing for anything to allow for social distancing. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Couriers generally aren't asking for signatures because it would breach the COVID social distancing requirement and there is a risk of virus being transmitted via the touchpad. My Royal Mail postman always knocks and makes sure I'm at home before leaving a parcel outside the door. Other delivery drivers aren't so reliable.

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