Britons have basked in glorious hot weather over the last couple of weeks, as temperatures soared to 30C following a wet and windy May. However, the rush to enjoy the sunshine before the drizzly weather returns has sparked a shortage in gas due to an influx of people making the most of the outdoors by having BBQs and travelling in their motorhomes.
Home energy supplier Calor said in a statement on its website: “We’re continuing to work tirelessly to deliver gas safely to homes and businesses across the UK despite the many challenges caused by Covid-19.
“We continue to work safely at Calor following all Covid guidelines, but there is the possibility that people in vital roles such as drivers and customer service agents may have to take time off work.
“We therefore apologise if you experience longer waiting times as a result.”
They added: “We are currently experiencing cylinder availability issues due to higher demand and restricted supply.
“Availability is evolving constantly but please be aware that some cylinder sizes are unavailable or limited to exchange only.
“For customers wishing to collect or return gas bottles, please call ahead to book an appointment with your local Calor Centre.”
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