New Zealand Post couriers will no longer accept signatures for deliveries as a precaution against coronavirus.
A notice posted to the CourierPost website said from Monday couriers will knock on people's doors and then step back two meters or as far as they safely can.
When someone comes to pick up the package, couriers will ask their name and then leave the parcel on the doorstep.
"The person receiving the parcel will not sign for the delivery directly".
The new procedures will be reviewed regularly.
New Zealand has eight confirmed cases of coronavirus. The Government has introduced stringent restrictions to attempt to contain the spread of the virus.
Anyone entering New Zealand is required to self-isolate for fourteen days. The only exception to this rule is people arriving from the Pacific Islands.
Large public gatherings are also being cancelled or postponed.
Wellington festival Homegrown has been indefinitely postponed, Auckland's Pasifika Festival has been cancelled and the memorial for the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks was cancelled.