The Office of Posts and Telecommunications (OPT-NC), France's designated operator for New Caledonia, wishes to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the Government of New Caledonia has modified the lockdown rules.
Consequently, with effect from 25 October 2021, delivery arrangements will be as follows:
– Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring the addressee's signature on delivery at OPT-NC post office counters: items will again be handed over to the addressee, following an identity check where appropriate. The signature will preferably be given by the OPT-NC official, once the addressee has authorized this; in cases where an addressee does not agree to the OPT-NC signing the proof of delivery, it will be signed by the addressee him or herself.
– Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring the addressee's signature on home delivery by an OPT-NC postman/woman: the postal official will identify him or herself to the addressee, step back two metres, and then, in agreement with the addressee (and following checking of the identity document if appropriate), collect the name of the person taking receipt of the item and sign the proof of delivery on their behalf; in this case, the item will be deposited on the doorstep, and the person receiving the item will not directly sign the proof of delivery. Should the addressee not agree to the postman/woman signing the proof of delivery, the item will be made available for collection at an OPT-NC post office counter.
OPT-NC thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding; it will provide updates on this situation via EmIS.