Temporary village created to keep powering through crisis - The Leamington Observer

Temporary village created to keep powering through crisis

Leamington Editorial 1st May, 2020   0

A TEMPORARY village has been created in Warwickshire for critical power and gas workers in the region.

National Grid has built sleeping pods for 68 workers to live in and minimise the risk of them falling ill.

It includes a pod for each worker with empty photo frames to fill with photos of their loved ones, a hamper of snacks and even a teddy bear.

National Grid spokeswoman Sara Habib said: “National Grid has a critical role in keeping the country’s power and gas flowing in these challenging times. Our control rooms are the beating heart of our networks, so we’ve been working hard to ensure our teams have everything they need to get the job done, and that they and their loved ones are kept safe. The sleep pods mean we can keep teams separate and minimise the risk of people falling ill.

“It’s a big sacrifice in terms of being away from our loved ones and families but it’s one we’re all willing to make to ensure we can help keep the lights on for the country.”


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