BPL Announces COVID-19 Relief Programme
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Affected customers’ bills will be deferred until July 1st
Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) has created a COVID-19 Relief Programme for customers who are diagnosed with COVID-19, customers who are in COVID-19-related quarantine, and customers who have been laid off because of COVID-19.
In a press statement on Monday, the company said the relief program includes a plan to defer payment for three months, for its customers, beginning April 1st until July 1st.
BPL CEO Whitney Heastie said, “As Bahamians continue to cope with the unprecedented challenges of this virus, we at BPL are committed to assisting our customers as best we can through the difficulties ahead.
“We have created this relief programme in line with the government’s desire and our wish to ensure that customers are able to meet their obligations without sacrificing their own security and sense of safety,” he said.
The company said the account must be in the applicant’s name, and the account number and the National Insurance number must be provided along with either proof of diagnosis, proof of mandated quarantine or proof of layoff.
Affected customers must fill out a form to apply for the programme.
The form is available on BPL’s Facebook page: @mybpl242, Twitter: @mybplbahamas, the BPL WhatsApp Community groups and the BPL website: www.bplco.com.
For complete qualification and registration information, or for other questions regarding the COVID-19 Relief Programme, customers are asked to email COVID19@BPLCO.com.
The company said documents will not be accepted in the office, in keeping with the social distancing mandate and the emergency orders implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19.