As part of its ongoing commitment to support communities during the coronavirus pandemic, Magnox has now donated more than 130,000 items of lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE).
The PPE has gone to those working on the front line, to support priorities established by the network of local resilience forums across the country.
The 14 Magnox sites across the UK have been keen to do all that they can to support doctors, nurses and care workers to respond safely.
The donated items include disposable respirators, suits and gloves to provide crucial protection and come from both Magnox and our contractors and suppliers.
All are in short supply as global stocks of PPE dwindle amid the pandemic.
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.”