22 February 2021
We know during the coronavirus outbreak, you’ve been relying on us more than ever to keep you and your family safe and warm. Your safety, and the safety of our employees, remains our number one priority as we keep gas flowing to homes, hospitals and businesses.
Keeping you safe and warm during the pandemic
We are continuing to follow all UK and Scottish Government guidance as we carry out our operational activities. We’re able to continue working during the current national restrictions in England and Scotland with extra safety measures in place to keep you and our colleagues safe. We have temporarily paused some non-essential activities, such as meter box repairs. However, you’ll still see us in your community upgrading our gas network and connecting new supplies, and we’ll still visit your home in a gas emergency.
Protecting our customers and our colleagues
We have extra safety precautions in place to make sure you and our colleagues are protected from catching or spreading the virus while we’re working in your community.
Before we begin any activities, we carry out extensive risk assessments to ensure we’re able to do the work while meeting all current coronavirus safety guidelines. Our colleagues will be keeping to social distancing guidelines on our sites and we’d ask you to please keep your distance too.
If we've written to you about upgrading the gas pipe in your home and you need to tell us that someone in your property has been diagnosed with coronavirus, is self-isolating with symptoms or shielding, please complete our online form.
If we need to visit your home for planned work or in an emergency, we’ll ask you some extra questions first:
- Is there anyone in your property with a confirmed case of coronavirus?
- Are you or anyone else in the property in self-isolation on medical advice or following contact with someone who has the virus?
When we arrive at your property, please help us by:
- Keeping a two-metre distance from our engineer when they arrive at your door
- Wearing a mask while our team is working in your property
- Making sure everyone else stays in a separate room from our team
- Opening doors and windows for ventilation where we’ll be working
Thank you for your support
These are unprecedented times for us all. We’re immensely proud of how our employees have risen to the challenges we’ve faced in the past year. From our key workers responding to gas emergencies to our support teams who’ve adapted to working safely and successfully from home.
We’ve been touched by the support we’ve received for our colleagues from the communities we serve. Thank you.
We're also very proud that all our efforts were recognised at the Utility Week Awards where we were named Utility of the Year. Among other things, the judges commended us on the positive way we've responded to the pandemic crisis in keeping our people, customers and the public safe and warm.
For more information about how we’ve been working together with the UK’s other gas and electricity networks to keep your energy flowing during coronavirus, visit the Energy Networks Association’s website.