Press release – 6th April 2020


An Post is rolling out two new services to support communities during the current COVID-19 crisis.

‘Request a Check-In’ is a facility for family members to request a specific ‘An Post Check-In’ by the local postman or postwoman for an older or vulnerable person during the current ‘Cocooning’ period.

You can register for the free ‘Request a Check-In’ service by completing the postal address and Eircode of the customer at

These details will be sent to the customer’s local postperson who will call to the address. If that person has any specific needs for groceries or a prescription, the postperson will provide them with details of ALONE, the national charity ensuring personal support to older and vulnerable people during the current crisis, or where necessary, will contact ALONE on their behalf.

Also launching today is An Post’s Newspaper Delivery service which will provide same-day delivery to households nationwide Monday to Friday.

You can find out more about ordering your chosen newspaper through or by contacting their chosen national or local newspaper directly by phone.

Once you have signed up and arranged payment for their preferred publication, An Post will provide a same-day delivery service for the newspapers. Deliveries will be free of charge for older and vulnerable customers currently ‘cocooning’ during the COVID-19 crisis.