Volunteers sew face masks for our crews

Teddie bears with homemade face masks.

Electrix volunteers stuck at home across the country have made over 1000 face masks to keep crews safe.

When New Zealand went into level 4 lockdown, the government diverted all the country’s face masks to be used by the health sector.  Surgical face masks were already in short supply, and the masks Electrix had on order for frontline workers suddenly become unavailable.

To ensure the crews could remain protected from the COVID-19 infection, Electrix put out a call for anyone with a sewing machine to try their hand at making masks for the teams working on site.

Volunteers from across Electrix put in a collective and co-ordinated effort to sew well over 1,000 masks out of cotton and elastic. The masks were then distributed across the country.

This is an excellent display of our wider Electrix family working together to keep everyone safe.