To protect senior citizens during this period when they are the most vulnerable to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) says that it is working to implement standardized measures across offices in every region to treat with the potential threat of the virus effectively.
Of grave concern to the GPOC is the trend of thousands of senior citizens accessing pension payments during the first and second day of the new month.
The corporation said that this is not necessary since vouchers can be cashed throughout the month.
Therefore, the GPOC said that in keeping with the guidelines provided by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), it will be ensuring compliance in the following areas:
• Enforcing a minimum distance of three feet between individuals accessing services. This measure will limit the number of individuals who can enter the Post Office at any given time.
• Persons visiting offices will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entry.
• Those who present with coughs or colds will be provided with face mask.
• Public areas will be sanitized intermittently throughout the day.
• Customer service agents, postal clerks and postmen and women have all been provided with face masks and gloves to use while attending to customers.
The GPOC is vehemently encouraging senior citizens to refrain from visiting the Post Offices during the first two days of the month unless it is absolutely necessary. Senior citizens can also authorize their family members to uplift their pension payments.
“We are doing our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19; we encourage you to join us in the fight,” the company said.