How to Send A Care Package During COVID-19

Thursday, 14 May 2020
How to Send A Care Package During COVID-19

Many countries around the world are currently in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and strict social distancing measures in place it’s difficult not to feel isolated from family and friends. Those of us working from home may also feel disconnected from our colleagues and the lack of interaction can take its toll on our mental health. Even though restrictions are in place limiting normal physical interaction with others, it’s important to stay in touch with others to make life seem at least a normal during this strange time. One way you can do this is to send a care package with Send My Bag to your family and friends. In this guide we aim to tell you all about care packages and how you can send one during COVID-19.


What is a care package?

A care package is a personalised box filled with special items that can be sent to your friends and family. Care packages can be filled with small gifts, items of clothing, sentimental items such as photographs or foodstuffs that remind your loved ones of you. Care packages are one of the ways that your loved ones can feel close to you even if you’re self-isolating and can’t see each other in person.


Why should I send a care package during COVID-19?


There’s a lot of uncertainty about when social distancing measures will end and when we’ll be able to start socialising as normal with our friends, family and co-workers. A care package is the perfect way to let your loved ones know that you’re still thinking of them. Just because you can’t see each other in person, doesn’t mean that you can’t send a care package to celebrate birthdays, special occasions or even just to show some spontaneous affection.


How can I ship a care package during COVID-19?


You can ship your care package with Send My Bag during COVID-19. Send My Bag is the world’s leading door to door luggage shipping service delivering to over 250 destinations around the world. We offer services to send your personal effects, suitcases and student deliveries globally which makes us the perfect option to send a care package to your loved ones.


Sending a care package with Send My Bag is simple and makes shipping hassle-free.


To start you’ll need to pack the contents of your care package into a double-walled cardboard box. Head to our quick quote tool and enter the dimensions and weights of the box alongside the full collection and delivery addresses. You’ll also need to select a date when someone will be available at the collection address. Once the order has been placed, you’ll be able to print off the shipping labels and any customs documentation which will be to be attached to the shipment prior to collection. The care package will be collected on your selected collection date and delivered to your chosen delivery address. You can track the care package online via your Send My Bag account or using our dedicated companion app.


During COVID-19 all of our couriers have been provided with appropriate protection, masks and gloves. A new process has been adopted by our courier partners to gain remote signing meaning that delivery will be contact free to keep everyone safe.


Is there anything I can’t send in a care package?

If sending a care package with Send My Bag, you’ll need to ensure you don’t send include prohibited items. You can find out more information on what you can’t send here.


We hope this guide on how to send a care package during COVID-19 was useful. If you’ve got friends or family abroad, why not send a care package today.



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