SSE plc is committed to supporting efforts to limit and delay the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and the communities we serve is our number one priority.
We continue to monitor and assess the situation across all of the jurisdictions we operate in and are working in line with Governments’ latest guidance, updating our approach as it evolves.
To-date there has been no significant impact on SSE’s day-to-day operations or performance, and all of our core assets and infrastructure remain in operation. As a provider of critical infrastructure and services we have well practiced emergency procedures that include operations during a pandemic, and we have enacted our Gold Command process to assess and monitor the situation.
However, this is a fast changing environment and, like every other business, we are planning for a range of scenarios and are in regular contact with the Governments, regulators and industry representatives in the jurisdictions in which we operate and will continue to work closely with all key parties during the difficult weeks and months ahead.
Across our business
Across the Group we have restricted travel to essential business need only, are maximising agile working where appropriate, reinforced hygiene measures across all of our sites and are reiterating up-to-date Government and medical guidance to all employees.
Our networks and generation businesses have implemented robust measures to protect control rooms and contact centres, segregating key personnel and modifying working protocols. They are working with Governments, regulators, the system operators and wider industry networks on business continuity planning.
SSE employees working within the communities we serve have been issued with advice as they continue to support the public and in our customer facing businesses, we’ve put in place contingency planning and taken prudent measures to limit risks, where we can, for our employees and clients. Our SSE Airtricity retail business, which operates across the island of Ireland is working within the measures set out by the UK and Irish Governments in each jurisdiction to limit the spread.
We have a skilled and trained workforce who are focused on maintaining services across the communities that we operate in. We would like to acknowledge their commitment and focus.
SSE plc will continue to monitor, assess and respond according to the most up-to-date Government advice in the UK and ROI and engage proactively with key stakeholders as and when required.