Maintaining critical services and protecting public health during Covid-19
We have all seen what COVID-19 is doing to our society, our economy, our workplaces and our healthcare system. First-hand experience and stories in the media remind us of the scale of the challenge. We are all concerned for our loved ones, especially those most vulnerable, and each of us is stepping up to play our part in containing the virus.
Together, we’re doing everything we can to stay safe and keep the people around us safe. We have accepted changes in our lives we couldn’t have imagined a few weeks ago. Home is the place we feel safe now, and many of us are spending all our days there, trying to stay connected with our work, looking after our children, caring for the most vulnerable. Others are at the front-line – in hospitals, food production and retail, policing, public transport and in critical services like electricity.
In ESB we know that electricity is providing vital support for everyone right now. It underpins many critical front-line services, and sustains our ability to live, work and stay connected from home. That’s why we are taking steps in line with Government measures to balance the provision of essential energy supplies with our need to keep our employees and the communities we serve, safe and healthy. We are doing this knowing that many of our customers are in their homes, working remotely, dealing with illness or self-isolating to flatten the curve.
While we do not know what the coming months will bring, our continued objective is to look after customers and employees, providing secure and safe electricity to the people of Ireland no matter what happens. We will stay connected to families, communities and businesses all over the country and will support the fight against Covid-19.
Right now, we are working hard to support the ongoing provision of safe and reliable electricity and many of our employees are adjusting to a new way of working. We thank you for your co-operation and patience as we adapt, and we wish you and your family continued safety during this very challenging period.
Chief Executive ESB
Friday 3rd April 2020