Vodafone has launched a five-point plan to help counter the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The spread of COVID-19 across Europe is having a significant impact on our day-to-day lives, changing the way we interact with others, introducing new ways of working and curtailing our movements as we adhere to new measures introduced by governments to limit infection and protect the more vulnerable within our societies.
Vodafone is committed to doing its utmost to support society during this rapidly evolving situation.
As a provider of critical connectivity and communications services enabling our digital society, Vodafone is announcing a five-point plan to help the communities in which we operate in Europe. Vodafone is offering every government a fast responsive service as a critical part of their response to the crisis.
1.Maintaining the quality of service of networks
2.Providing network capacity and services for critical government functions
3.Improving dissemination of information to the public
4.Facilitating working from home and helping the small and micro businesses within our Supply Chain
5.Improving governments’ insights into people’s movements in affected areas
All of the new measures we will be introducing will remain in effect until 1 September (when, we hope, the immediacy of the current crisis will have reduced) and can be extended beyond this date, should it be necessary, in individual markets.
Nick Read, Chief Executive of Vodafone Group Plc, said: “Vodafone can play a critical role in supporting society during this unprecedented time and that is why we are announcing our five-point plan. A plan that ensures better outcomes for all citizens by working more closely with governments.
“Through our networks, and our dedicated team, we will strive to ensure that people stay connected to their family and friends, businesses can continue to run using remote working, our health services get all the support we can deliver and students are able to continue their education virtually.
“Whilst still putting the health and safety of our teams first, using our remote working technology, our teams are working round the clock to ensure that we deliver on this plan. I want to personally thank them all for providing this critical service for our customers.”