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Community initiatives

Checking in on the vulnerable

Postmen and postwomen across the country will call to the front doors of older and vulnerable customers along their delivery route. You can request a check in for you or someone you know.

Request a check in
Request a check in
Newspaper delivery service

An Post is working with newspapers to develop a delivery service for customers who cannot get to shops to get their daily newspaper.

See available newspapers
See available newspapers
#ImagineNation

An Post in partnership with Children's Books Ireland brings you a free 24-page playbook. Overflowing with activities in drawing, writing and mindfulness from leading creatives including Niall Breslin, Sarah Crossan, Oliver Jeffers, Chris Haughton, Niamh Sharkey, Don Conroy and many more. It is guaranteed to keep your children busy.

See all playbooks
See all playbooks

Staying connected, now more than ever. 

In staying apart, we’re coming together but we know that it’s hard. That’s why we’re doing what we can to keep local communities connected. From opening local post offices to checking in on vulnerable people, delivering newspapers and so much more in between, we’re doing our little bit to make it easier for you to stay connected. And for a limited time, we’re giving away two stamps free with every #SendLove stamp booklet. Post Offices remain open with Send Love stamps available at all branches and online.

An Post services update

Greater detail of the operational status of our services can be seen below.

Social welfare payments

Don't worry if you can't get to the post office to collect your pension or any other social welfare payment. Special measures to help fight Covid-19 mean you can now allow somebody else, known as a temporary agent, to collect it. In addition, post offices will hold all payments for you for 90 days, and the timing of payments is now every two weeks.

Download temporary agent form
Download temporary agent form

Help Elderly & Vulnerable stay connected

The postwoman/ man can also take any post this community might have for free and put it into circulation for them. The postal delivery staff will apply a postage mark in the local mail centre before onward circulation

Find out more
Find out more

More Covid-19 Information

Postal Sevices

Post Offices

Social Welfare

An Post Money

Staying safe online

Here are some tips on making sure you stay safe online during the COVID-19 crisis. Please be aware that An Post will never send you a text message or email asking for personal details.  

  • Never give anyone else access to your card or PIN. If you do you will be liable for any fraudulent transactions that might happen. If you are cocooning, you can transfer money to a trusted third party via online or telephone banking.
  • If you can’t get to the post office to collect your pension or any other social welfare payment, you can now allow somebody else, known as a temporary agent, to collect it. The Temporary Agent form is available in all post offices or you can download appointment of temporary agent application form.
  • Don’t keep large amounts of cash at home during this time. Instead you might keep your cash in your current account or in the post office. You can access your current account at any time through online banking.
We are aware of a number of scam text messages being sent claiming to be from An Post and asking for financial details for information on parcels. We will never ask for financial details via text messages. Read more here.  

 

Covid 19 Questions