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Coronavirus disease - COVID-19

Via this page we will be adding the latest information relating to stock availability and deliveries from ActiveGPS as a result of the Coronavirus disease - COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom.

ActiveGPS orders

The vast majority of orders are being processed as normal, with orders being dispatched sameday (Monday to Friday) or within 24 hours of the order being placed (excluding weekends). We continue to guarantee next working day and Saturday guaranteed on the vast majority of orders where customers have selected one of our premium delivery services.

Stock availability

We have currently (27th August 2020) have good stock availability on the vast majority of lines on the ActiveGPS website.

ActiveGPS deliveries

In the United Kingdom we use Royal Mail, FedEx, DPD and UPS to fulfill our deliveries to customers.

Royal Mail Special Delivery Update:

Royal Mail Special Delivery 9am and Special Delivery 1pm services now have extended delivery hours. For deliveries from 1st April 2020 the following will apply;

Royal Mail Special Delivery 9am will now be delivered before 12pm next working day.
Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm will now be delivered before 9pm next working day.

Royal Mail say:

"Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes."

"For items posted from Tuesday 31st March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*."

"*existing postcode exceptions apply"

In addition as from Friday 13th March 2020, the way in which they delivery items that require a signature (Signed For, Special Delivery, etc) has changed. Royal Mail say:

"In order to protect both our people and customers as much as possible, we will not be handing over our hand-held devices to customers to capture signatures. Postmen and women will instead log the name of the person accepting the item. This will apply to all deliveries that require a signature."

Read more about Royal Mail deliveries.

For overseas deliveries, we send via Royal Mail in the UK using either a tracked and signed or signed service. Once the destination country is reached, an overseas postal service will make the delivery. We do not have adefinitive list of overseas delivery/courier companies that Royal Mail use overseas. However, in the vast majority of cases Royal Mail will use a national provider. If you are expecting a delivery to a country other than the United Kingdom, please contact us with your transaction order number and we will endeavour to find out more for you.

Royal Mail Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can customers catch coronavirus from the mail?

Public Health England has advised that there is no perceived increase in risk of contracting the new coronavirus for handling post or freight from specified areas. From experience with other coronaviruses, we know these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels.

2. What actions will Royal Mail take in the event of a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus with one of our employees?

Should we have a confirmed employee case, we will work with Public Health England who sets out the required actions for the relevant Royal Mail office (if the employee has been in work) and any wider actions relating to people the employee has been in contact with. We have all the systems and processes in place to carry out cleaning of our property, if required.


Should you have any questions relating to Coronavirus - COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom and your purchase from ActiveGPS please do contact us.

This page was last updated on: 27th August 2020

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