That’s why we have been donating as much personal protective equipment (PPE) as possible to those on the front line.
To date, the 14 Magnox sites across the UK have donated more than 66,000 items, to support priorities established by the network of local resilience forums across the country.
These items include disposable respirators, suits and gloves and comes from both Magnox and our contractors and suppliers.
Along with other businesses, we are keen to do all that we can to support doctors, nurses and care workers to respond safely.
All the PPE can be spared without impacting on nuclear safety or our emergency preparedness. It would ordinarily be used to support the delivery of work and projects on the Magnox sites, however much of this work has been temporarily paused while the country focuses on responding to the pandemic.
Gwen Parry-Jones, Magnox Chief Executive Officer, said:
A key part of our response to COVID-19 is to help other organisations deal with the pandemic wherever we can. Clearly the need for PPE across the UK is urgent and our sites have done a fantastic job to identify PPE in Magnox stores that could safely be shared to support front line response work.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has given us their full support in passing this stock to local resilience forums in the communities in which we operate, while retaining enough to deal with any emergency that might arise at our sites.