A CLYDEBANK based energy company has become the first to suspend its door-to-door sales teams from selling in the interests of safety.

In view of the current situation with the coronavirus, Together Energy has decided to cancel the sale service.

Paul Richards, chief executive, said: “Cancelling these services with immediate effect is the responsible action to take despite the financial impact it will undoubtedly have on the business.

“It’s not fair to disturb people in their homes during this difficult time and it’s also important for the safety of our outsourced staff.

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“Like all businesses, we’re facing uncertain and challenging times but safety and good sense have to prevail.

“We’re optimistic this will be short-term but its unchartered territory for everyone and we’ll continue to take advice from industry bodies and government.”