22 December 2020
Orion continues to operate efficiently and support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the holiday season our crews are on deck, ensuring we continue to maintain power services to the community.
As an essential service provider, we remain acutely conscious of our responsibility to maintain vital power to the homes and businesses in Christchurch and central Canterbury.
At Alert Level 1, we are continuing to operate a safe and reliable network.
Be assured that we are well prepared to keep supporting our community to remain safe, and we are geared up to respond as the situation evolves, or to other events.
How we are working during COVID-19
Orion is now very accustomed to working to ensure we can continue to maintain essential power services to our community, and help in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
During Alert Level 1 we will continue to:
Throughout all Alert Levels we’re taking a cautious, proactive approach to ensure we can keep the power on during a difficult time when our community depends on it most.
At Orion, we continue to operate efficiently at Alert Level 1 and continue to monitor the situation closely.
Services you may find useful
Through our relationships with other organisations, we are able to suggest some avenues for support or information:
COVID-19 Helpline for Businesses
The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce's Business Helpline is free for all businesses in the South Island to call – whether you have questions around the wage subsidy extension, accounting treatment of the original wage subsidy, the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, business cashflow and tax measures, business debt hibernation – they can help. Call The Chamber on 0800 50 50 96.
Community Energy Action
CEA installs and insulation assessments continue with appropriate Level 2 protocols in place to keep you, your family and CEA staff safe. CEA's online shop remains open.
Christchurch City Mission
Even with enhanced Government support for those experiencing hardship, the Christchurch City Mission faces a big task this winter to support people facing a bleak time.
The latest news and updates from the All-of-Government response to COVID-19