Royal Mail has started to experience more and more delays even on Special Delivery, so that we do not feel it is safe to ship livestock at this moment in time.
During the early stages of the pandemic we had to completely stop all livestock shipments. COVID-19 is causing problems and delays with imports and domestic deliveries. Royal Mail is experiencing delays across most services including Special Delivery for livestock, APC stopped live animal deliveries in some parts of the country. We are now slowly restarting these shipments, but service levels and conditions have changed.
We are currently limiting availability of livestock orders depending on demand and capacity.