Anyone who cannot leave home may be able to ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher.
The Post Office scheme is being extended and offered to all banks, building societies and credit unions.
If the bank allows it, someone can ask for a one-time barcode sent via text, email or post for a stipulated amount.
A trusted friend or volunteer can exchange the voucher for the cash requested.
Previously, only a named individual, such as a carer, could collect cash in this way on someone’s behalf. Now any trusted neighbour or volunteer can do so.
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