ROYAL Mail has conceded it is experiencing some disruption to its service on the Isle of Wight, amid reports of residents having to collect their own mail from sorting offices.

But the postal service says it aims to deliver mail to all Island addresses six days a week, and will at least deliver every other day.

Some County Press readers have reported delays in receiving mail of up to two weeks.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “In some areas on the Isle of Wight, we are experiencing some disruption to our service due to Covid related and other sickness absence.

"We aim to deliver to all addresses we have mail for, six days a week.

"If resourcing issues, associated self-isolation and safety measures prevent this, we’ll deliver at least every other day.

"We apologise to customers for any inconvenience they may experience as we work hard to resolve the situation.”