Bord Gáis moratorium on disconnection to remain in place
Bord Gáis has said that its moratorium on service disconnections for non-payment will remain in place for the duration of the current ‘Level 5’ Covid-19 restrictions.
The gas supply company said that this would apply to both business and residential customers.
The disconnection moratorium was introduced during the last period of Level 5 restrictions. Dave Kirwan, the managing director of Bord Gáis, said that people concerned with paying for energy should engage with the company to set up a “sustainable payment plan that will…avoid undue debt build-up on their accounts”.
Service and repair work will continue, Bord Gáis said, and customers who are concerned about their boilers are encouraged to get in touch, despite Level 5 restrictions.
“A robust set of procedures are in place to keep both customers and service engineers safe in order to prevent against community transmission of Covid-19,” a statement said.
Warm homes are certainly going to be needed over the coming days, with two new Status Yellow warnings being issued by Met Éireann for the full country – one for snow/ice and the other for low temperatures – with both alerts coming into effect tonight (Wednesday, January 6).
The two alerts, issued simultaneously at 11:00am this morning, come with the country in the midst of an ongoing cold snap.
The first warning, a Status Yellow low temperature / ice warning for Ireland – will come into effect at 8:00pm this evening. It will remain in place until 10:00am tomorrow.
Meanwhile, a second Status Yellow snow/ice warning for Ireland will be valid from 11:00pm tonight through to 11:00am tomorrow.