A POST office in Tidworth has re-opened after being forced to temporarily close down due to coronavirus pandemic.

North Tidworth Post Office closed its doors on March 23 after people were seen coughing and spluttering inside the store.

Shop owner, Kirti Kataria, 44, from Pennings Road, has officially re-opened her post office last week.

She said: “We would like to thank you for your understanding and support while we have been closed, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

“I would like to inform you all that North Tidworth Post Office will re-open from Monday May 18 2020.

“However timings of the branch will be limited to 9am-2pm on Monday to Friday until further notice. We will be opening with a government guideline and particular practices for your and our safety.

“We are limiting a crowd of two customers in store at a time and all are requested to keep a two meter distance from every customer and Post Office staff members. We will be taking precautions with the correct PPE and try our best to keep the store clean.

“To keep a fast movement of queue, we will most likely have two counter open and in use. A queue guideline will be organised in store to the best of our ability.

“As we begin to restart services, we will continue to monitor the situation but for now, we look forward to welcoming you back.”

She previously told the Advertiser that the post office closed for the safety of themselves and everyone else.

People were coughing and sneezing and it was not safe.

Kirti predicted her business would lose up to £3,000.