The designated operator of Latvia, Latvijas Pasts, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that a state of emergency has been declared by the Government of Latvia with effect from 9 November 2020. It will remain in force until 6 December 2020 and possibly beyond.
During the state of emergency, postal services will continue to function with restrictions such as reduced working hours in post offices and reduction of the workforce to minimize contact between people. Items normally requiring the addressee's signature upon delivery will be handed over without signature.
These measures will affect the processing and delivery of all types of services, including outbound and inbound letter post, parcel post and EMS, and will affect quality of service. For this reason, a situation of force majeure is again invoked with respect to quality of service until the situation is back to normal.
Latvijas Pasts wishes to thank all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.
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