With the COVID-19 situation rapidly approaching crisis point, we're looking for some local heroes to step up,
and help us to help UK businesses and consumers through this unprecedented national emergency.
One of the most worrying factors of the outbreak is the uncertainty
People are uncertain that their jobs are safe
Business owners are uncertain that they'll be able to fulfil customer orders and carry their business through the situation
Consumers are uncertain when or even if they'll be able to receive supplies or items they’ve ordered online
We're hoping to be able to offer a little bit of certainty as the UK fights back against Coronavirus. We have clients who want to send parcels, they have customers who want to receive them - we just need drivers to help make it happen. We have a number of openings for short-term cover drivers, with the opportunity to secure a longer term role; our ongoing business development activity could mean you are well placed to expand the role and discuss a Regional Partner opportunity.
If you're facing redundancy or underemployment, we can offer some stability during this testing time:
Flexible working hours Good earning potential -
circa £500 per week, based on a typical collection route from 12:30-17:30 each day
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the virus be spread by parcels?
Various viral posts on social media have suggested that the Coronavirus can live on surfaces for up to 28 days, and therefore anyone receiving a parcel which has been in contact with a COVID-19 carrier is at risk. We’re not microbiologists or specialists in infectious diseases, but the advice from Public Health England is that there is no evidence to suggest that this is true.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) also share the view that there is minimal risk of anyone being infected by commercial goods packaging.
What if I’m / your collection agent is ill?
Our partners will be following Public Health England’s guidelines on “social distancing” and avoiding personal contact where possible. We will inform our customers of any change in circumstance where we’re unable to fulfil our service due to Coronavirus symptoms or diagnosis, and potential exposure of our customers, as a matter of urgency.
How will deliveries be handled?
For shipments sent on a service not requiring a signature, there is no challenge to existing arrangements and items can be left in a safe place.
For shipments sent on a POD service, carriers are adopting various measures to give the best and most appropriate service to the sender and the receiver.
Generally, this means knocking and stepping back, and taking details of the person answering, so that a name can be entered or endorsed, and then a system
message is entered for delivery being completed but no signature gained. The idea is obviously to minimise contact and avoid handling of the handheld terminals.