Posties are among workers calling for better personal protection as they keep on with their rounds.
Unite Union represents postal workers, security guards and hotel workers.
National director Mike Treen told Heather du Plessis Allan even with the best protection – which they don’t have – they’re at greater risk than the general population.
"People in the supermarket can't, posties can't. They've got parcels coming from overseas and across the country, they've got to handle those, they've got to sort them, they've got to deliver them."