GPOC adds more measures to combat spread of COVID-19

Just a week after pensioners were urged by the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) not to congregate at post offices to collect their pension, the corporation has added more standardised measures countrywide, to help combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This is in an effort to further protect Guyana’s senior citizens, who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19. These measures were derived over concerns that thousands of senior citizens would usually congregate at the various post offices to access their pension payment during the first and second day of the new month.
However, with the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, the pensioners were urged not to visit the office, unless it is necessary since vouchers can be cashed throughout the month.
Nevertheless, in keeping with the guidelines provided by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), GPOC revealed that they will be ensuring compliance by enforcing a “minimum distance of three feet between individuals accessing our services. This measure will limit the number of individuals who can enter the post office at any given time.”
The GPOC also noted that persons visiting post offices will be asked to sanitise their hands upon entry. “Those who present with coughs or colds will be provided with a face mask. Our public areas will be sanitised intermittently throughout the day. Our customer service agents, postal clerks, and postmen and women have all been provided with face masks and gloves to use while attending to our valued customers.”
Additionally, the corporation urged that senior citizens authorise their family members to uplift their pension payments.
“We are doing our part to minimise the spread of COVID-19; we encourage you to join us in the fight”, they said.