Thursday 09 July 2020

CorkHi11°| Lo

Cork Independent

News

Two Ervia staff confirmed with Covid-19

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 5:13pm

Two workers in Ervia, based in the city centre, have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Cork Independent can reveal. 

Ervia, the parent company for Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) and Irish Water, has been advised by two individuals that they have tested positive for the Covid-19. Both recently returned home from an affected area in Europe.

Ervia had protocols already established and these individuals self-isolated before being diagnosed and did not return to work following their trip abroad.

Staff in Ervia have been notified of these developments.

The Crisis Management Team in Ervia has been meeting over the past number of weeks to co-ordinate the response across both businesses to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and maintenance of services.
GNI and Irish Water have set up their own separate crisis management teams in parallel to prepare for and to deal with any issues arising from a Covid-19 outbreak.

An Ervia spokesman said: “In addition to the Ervia group wide aims, Irish Water’s aim is to secure the supply of water and wastewater services on the public network and GNI’s crisis management team is focused on the continuity of the gas network operation and supply of gas to homes and businesses.

“Both Irish Water and GNI are following HSE and Department of Health guidance for the existing situation and we are continually monitoring developments. They are also following advice and updates from the European Centre on Disease Control and the World Health Organisation."

Both Irish Water and GNI have cancelled all non-critical travel inside and outside Ireland and non-critical meetings will be held over video chat or the telephone.

Business continuity teams in GNI and Irish Water are convening regularly and refreshing and adapting contingency plans.
 

ePaper Service

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
Desktop, Tablet & Smartphone friendly
Cookies on Cork Independent website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Cork Independent website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Cork Independent use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message