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Energy Networks Association comments on the availability of coronavirus testing for key workers

24 April 2020

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The government has announced that key workers and their families will be eligible for testing for the coronavirus.

Commenting on the availability of testing for coronavirus being made for key workers, Paul Fidler, Director of Operations at Energy Networks Association, said:

“Testing all key workers is critical in our efforts to manage the coronavirus pandemic and we welcome the government’s announcement. We have one of the most reliable electricity networks in the world, supported by a dedicated workforce of 36,000 people. Now more than ever, millions of people are relying on those teams to keep the energy flowing to our homes and vital community services like hospitals, care homes and supermarkets.”

About Energy Networks Association

We’re the industry body for the energy networks. Our members own and operate the wires and pipes which carry electricity and gas into your community, supporting our economy. The wires and pipes are the arteries of our economy, delivering energy to over 30 million homes and businesses across the UK and Ireland. To do this safely and reliably, the businesses which run the networks employ 45,000 people and have spent and invested over £60 billion in the last eight years.

Learn more about how the energy networks operate and who we represent.

Press contacts

ENA press office

+44 (0)7792 220 974
[email protected]