CTT - Correios de Portugal will maintain the distribution of mail and parcels and its digital services are active, as well as the more than 550 company owned stores will remain open during this new state of emergency, which includes a new period of confinement of the population .
In a statement, the postal operator guarantees that, as occurred in the confinement of March and April, "its approximately 5.000 postmen [will continue] on the street and count on their 2.500 attendants to guarantee the provision of services to the populations".
“In addition, CTT already has a wide range of digital products, aimed at supporting companies in their activity, created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic”, the statement continues. Thus, CTT will maintain this offer, namely the services CTT Create Online Stores, which already has more than 1500 registered stores, and CTT Comércio Local, as well as the other services for businesses (Envios Online, CTT Logística, Create Online campaigns , Forward to another address, Expresso Para Hoje Online, Online mail production and ViaCTT). The company's 24-hour lockers also remain in operation.
The company led by João Bento also says that during this confinement, they maintain partnerships with the National Pharmacy Association, "for the delivery of medicines at home, and with Uber," for urgent deliveries in several cities ".
The company considers, therefore, to be "providing people with the possibility of staying at home and being able to satisfy their requests for the delivery of necessary goods, and for companies that keep their logistics and distribution active, making the economy continue to function" .
The postal operator also guarantees that it is “implementing measures to mitigate contagion by Covid-19 in the entire process of handling and delivering mail and parcels and in the retail network”.
Along with these measures, the state of emergency and confinement will not hinder the store reopening plan, initiated by the administration of João Bento in 2019. As of today, 24 of the 33 CTT stores have reopened.