In context of when Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases were over 3,000 a day, the latest news is a relief. Ontario is reporting fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases a day more frequently now, and the numbers should continue to decrease as long as we follow safety protocols.

As an experienced medical parcel delivery services company, we know it’s vital to keep up the good fight, especially with new variants on the horizon. Cases of BB.1.1.7 (U.K. variant), B.1.351 (South African variant), and P.1 (Brazilian variant) have all been detected in the province.

Experts cautiously suggest that all three variants may be significantly more contagious. Thankfully, data shows that they’re not more lethal. Tests also show that two of the leading vaccines are still effective against the new variants.

  • Moderna’s Vaccine: The mRNA-1273 vaccine is developed by U.S. biotech company Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Studies show that the vaccine is 94.5% effective in protecting against COVID-19.
  • Pfizer’s Vaccine: German biotechnology company BioNTech and Pfizer have developed a vaccine that uses similar technology to mRNA-1273. This vaccine should be 95% effective at preventing COVID-19.

Unfortunately, a study from South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand and Oxford University reveals that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective against the South African variant. However, it’s still effective against the core strain, so it’s still an important tool.

At R Courier, we know that Canadians should be vaccinated as quickly as possible to turn the tide. We take every precaution to ensure that you receive your essential medical packages securely and safely. Of late, we have been delivering COVID-19 vaccines for Public Health Ottawa and Toronto.

As you probably know, the COVID-19 vaccines are fragile and must be transported carefully. Fortunately, at R Courier, we have the skills, training, experience, and equipment to transport these items.

We have also been transporting other items, like personal protective equipment (PPE) such as clothing, helmets, goggles, and other garments designed to protect people from infection.

We are known by our clients for absolute safe medical courier services in Toronto. It starts with how we train and equip our couriers.

Our couriers are trained to use the latest protective gear. In addition, they’re trained to observe all social distancing protocols and minimize in-person contact through physical distancing. They try to keep a distance of at least 2 meters from others as much as possible. Remember, COVID-19 can be asymptomatic and is highly infectious. That’s why everyone must stay vigilant to prevent the start of a third wave.

Road safety is a major concern as well. Our couriers have the skills to handle delicate and often expensive medical equipment, especially during treacherous winter conditions. They also follow all road safety rules. They wouldn’t be on the road otherwise!

We encourage all these measures to keep our clients, our couriers, and everyone’s families safe. Please take the following precautions if you wish to go the extra mile in terms of safety:

  • Use a face mask or gloves when receiving and opening delivered packages.
  • Wash your hands with soap immediately after opening the package.
  • Disinfect packages with a wipe.
  • Wait for 24 hours to open packages if they’re not urgent.

Of course, studies show that the virus is most likely to transmit between people through the air. But taking extra measures like disinfecting packages never hurts!

We also rely on modern technology to improve your safety. With our ETA Monitor Board, you can receive live updates of where your delivery vehicle is due to our GPS system that connects us to all of our vehicles.

With this technology, you can get live updates about delays or changes to arrival times and access information about previous orders. All these features are available from the safety of your home or your office!

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us toll-free at 1.800.823.5223. You can also send us a fax at 416.633.7764 or email us at