Our response to coronavirus
BT plays a critical role in powering the UK’s digital infrastructure. These are unprecedented times, but we’re committed to maintaining all of our services to the best of our ability.
Since the first reports of coronavirus, we’ve been planning for scenarios where the spread of the virus may impact our customers, our colleagues and the essential services we provide.
Advised by our internal Chief Medical Officer, we’re taking active steps to keep our people and our customers safe, whilst prioritising our support for critical services, and keeping the UK online. That’s why so many of our frontline people (engineers and contact centre colleagues) have been designated as key workers, as set out by the Government, so they can continue to come into work albeit with Government and public health-compliant measures in place.
This work is being overseen at the highest level within BT. Our dedicated programme team are coordinating with the British Government, and with relevant authorities worldwide. We’re working closely with our key contractors, partners and suppliers to ensure they can continue to support our services for consumers and businesses.
We have well established business continuity plans and we’re following international health guidance and Government advice - including the guidance issued by the World Health Organisation, Public Health England and from the devolved nations.