INITIATIVES TO COMBAT COVID-19

Discover some of the initiatives to fight the coronavirus crisis

Volunteers who offer their help to professionals, supportive neighbours who care for children or the elderly in their community, workers who write letters to cheer the elderly in nursing homes and, above all, the many, many messages of encouragement and support to remind us that, united, we will get out of this. Given the difficult situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, countless initiatives are emerging, promoted both by citizens themselves and by institutions and companies, to raise awareness among the population in order to prevent contagion, help the most affected groups and make confinement more bearable. Iberdrola group supports and echoes many of these initiatives.

  • sub INCLUSIVE MASKS Inclusive masks.

    The consequences of wearing masks, beyond the virus

    Face masks have become very much an everyday item of protection for us due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but they still present problems that make life difficult for some. Such is the case for deaf people, who need to lip read to communicate.

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  • sub HEADING TO TOKYO Heading to Tokyo.

    Spanish sport recovers its Tokyo dream

    Spanish athletes have not taken a single day's rest from their workouts, ready for when things get back to normal. Over the past few days, several of Spain's elite sportswomen have resumed their usual training.

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  • sub CLEAN ENERGY Offshore wind farm.

    Companies focussed on clean energy record stronger results during COVID-19

    Renewable energies offer sustainable growth and are better positioned to cope with the economic impacts of the crisis arising from the pandemic. From all spheres of society, numerous voices are emerging to suggest that this time of recovery should be seized upon.

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  • sub GREEN MOBILITY Bycicle.

    The new normal has to mean moving around in a green way

    The world we knew before the COVID-19 crisis requires a change, known as Green Recovery, to ensure a future for and by everyone. And the transport model also requires a change. The new mobility must be green, or it cannot exist.

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  • sub STAGES

    The phases of de-escalation

    In this video we explain the stages of de-escalation. How many people are allowed to meet in each of them?

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  • sub SUPERA AWARDS SuperA awards.

    The Iberdrola SuperA create a new category for projects undertaken during COVID-19

    We expanded the scope of our Iberdrola SuperA Awards by creating the new Iberdrola SuperA+ category, which will recognize and support the best charitable initiative undertaken by athletes, federations or other organisations related to the world of sport during the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • sub FACE MASKS CANNOT BE RECYCLED

    2020 World Ocean Day - Face masks and gloves

    The face masks and gloves you throw on the ground will end up in the sea, like any other litter, polluting our environment and harming biodiversity. We cannot allow ourselves to turn today's protection into tomorrow's ocean destruction. Masks cannot be recycled, so please discard them in your normal bin.

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  • sub COMMITTED TO THE PLANET

    Committed to equality and green recovery

    Now that we are allowed out again — albeit with safety restrictions —, we must all do our bit to drive a green recovery.

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  • sub PODCAST: 'GREEN RECOVERY' Día del Medioambiente podcast.

    Green recovery and renewables: A safe bet

    The coronavirus pandemic has left many economies quivering. Renewables look promising to ease us through the crisis, not only in social and economic terms, but also in response to climate change. But, can a green recovery really be the solution?

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  • sub PODCAST: RENEWABLES AND COVID Podcast Environment Day.

    How is the COVID-19 pandemic influencing our environmental commitment?

    Our podcast explores the way the pandemic has affected our shift towards renewables and our current commitment to climate change.

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  • sub BACK TO WORK

    Spanish sport recovers its Tokyo dream

    The stars of Spanish sport are training again. Paralympic athlete Eva Moral, karateka Sandra Sánchez, gymnast Roxana Popa and athlete Patricia Sarrapio share their thoughts with us about getting back to training.

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  • sub LOCKDOWN EASING Go green.

    Be clear about the phases of lockdown easing and "Go green!"

    So that you can carry on "going green", taking precautions and complying with the easing rules, we have decided to put together all the key points you need to know, phase by phase. Because sustainable mobility is safe mobility too.

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  • sub THE CHALLENGES AHEAD Planet Earth.

    The coronavirus and the future of the planet

    Even when this is behind us, we still need to address massive challenges such as climate change, air pollution in big cities and loss of biodiversity which need solutions now. What kinds of threats are facing the planet and what can we learn from the current situation?

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  • sub DAY OF LIGHT

    Switching the light on again

    At last, we can turn off the lights at home and switch them on somewhere else. Visit our favourite haunts. Enjoy life again, the everyday things, the joy of being in the street with our friends. We're getting over this together, step by step. A little further away from each other, but together nonetheless. At last, we can see the light.

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  • sub LIFE AFTER CORONAVIRUS Life after coronavirus.

    Life will be different after the pandemic

    The day when we can resume our lives is getting closer, but if there is one thing that experts, analysts and the general public all confirm in our everyday conversations: "After the pandemic, the world won't be the same".

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  • sub ATHLETES AND MOTHERS Athletes and mothers.

    Working out during the confinement

    Teresa Portela, Silvia Navarro and Liliana Fernández, three elite athletes, explain how they are spending the confinement at home with their children and how they are keeping up with their training, not an easy feat during this enforced lockdown.

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  • sub INNOVATION Innovation in the time of coronavirus.

    Innovation in the time of coronavirus

    The global health crisis caused by the coronavirus has required a great deployment of resources. Researchers, companies and innovators have been hard at work to do their bit to help palliate the effects of the pandemic.

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  • sub OUTMOST CARE

    Our elderly relations

    Our parents and grandparents deserve the best care and all our efforts. They have given us everything and we owe them everything. And tomorrow we will be just like them. This challenge does not only affect them, it affects everyone. Thank you.

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  • sub PUBLIC TRANSPORT Public transport.

    The new normal on public transport

    Public transport in Spain will not go back to its usual form of operation in the reopening process. Instead it will be adapted to ensure the maximum safety possible. Here is a summary of the most important measures, so you can be fully prepared when boarding a bus, train, metro, tram or plane.

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  • sub THE GREEN WAY OUT The green way out.

    Clean energy - the necessary way out of this crisis

    Green energy creates enormous benefits for society as a whole and for the planet. A report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that the decarbonisation of the energy system helps recovery in the short term. So much so that it predicts a rise in global GDP of almost US$100 trillion (some €93 trillion) between now and 2050.

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  • sub THEY TRAIN YOU 4

    Carolina Marín and María Vicente

    For our most recent program we have two outstanding sportswomen: the badminton player Carolina Marín, who is an Olympic gold medallist, three-times world and four-times European champion, and the heptathlete María Vicente, world under-18 champion, two times European under-18 and under-20 champion and senior Spanish record holder.

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  • sub FIFA20 TOURNAMENT GamHer.

    Football versus COVID-19

    Spanish international Sheila García and Brazilian Bia Zaneratto were the winners of GamHer, the first online FIFA20 women's tournament — which for the first time has enjoyed the participation of players from the Primera Iberdrola First Division — which raised 100,000 euros for the fight against COVID-19. This money will be used to purchase protective equipment for healthcare workers via the NGO Doctors of the World.

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  • sub STAYING CONNECTED Staying connected.

    Technology for riding out the lockdown

    With a large part of the population in lockdown, only very few of us have remained unaffected by this new reality. Thanks to technology, we have been able to continue our classes, attend concerts and watch operas online and connect with our loved ones.

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  • sub A FOR APPLAUSE Alphabet.

    The coronavirus alphabet

    There is no doubt that we have, unfortunately, stopped using many of the words we once used on a daily basis. However, we have replaced them with others that reflect the realities of our current lives: applause, video call and "stay at home".

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  • sub ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES Changes.

    Lessons coronavirus has taught us about climate change

    This crisis presents us with a great opportunity to take a look back and analyse our actions, as all of these affect the environment. Our next challenge is to adopt a lifestyle based on sustainable habits and, in this way, contribute to ensuring that our planet continues breathing and healing.

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  • sub THEY TRAIN YOU 3

    María López and Garazi Sánchez

    The third program in which two sportswomen from totally different disciplines train each other is run by María López, a player with the Spanish field hockey team, and Spanish and European champion surfer Garazi Sánchez.

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  • sub RECYCLING

    How to recycle gloves and masks

    We've been in lockdown for a month and that has meant more waste, particularly single use plastic items like gloves, masks and protective visors like the ones used in hospitals or in the streets to prevent the spread of the disease. Have you wondered what will happen to them after they have been used?

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  • sub BACK ON THE STREETS

    Spanish athletes take to the streets again

    After two difficult months of sacrifice and dreams on hold, our great athletes, like Carolina Marín, Teresa Díaz and Elsa Baquerizo, can go outside again, and spend some time training. They've been a magnificent example, putting everyone's health ahead of sport. Thank you for your cooperation!

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  • sub THE FUTURE OF CITIES

    The transformation of cities on the Day After

    The mayors of major Spanish cities took part in the fourth public forum of El Día Después Será... (The Day After Will be...), during which they shared their responses to the crisis.

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  • sub INVOLUNTARY HEROES Sanitary.

    The importance of healthcare workers

    The daily lives of healthcare workers is extremely hard. Large numbers of patients, a lack of protective equipment and resources, fear of becoming infected and the need to support critically ill patients are the difficult tasks that they have to face and overcome every day.

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  • sub THEY TRAIN YOU 2

    Celia Jiménez and Sara Hurtado

    In this second program we feature Celia Jiménez, right-wing of the Spanish National Women's Football Team and a player in the world's best league, as well as being an aerospace engineer, and skater Sara Hurtado, who is training in Moscow.

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  • sub IN THE FRONT LINE AGAINST THE PANDEMIC Champions against the coronavirus.

    Champions against the coronavirus

    Policewomen, doctors, nurses... It's no surprise to see how these heroines — usually seen kitted out as top-level sportswomen — are now combining their careers with essential front-line work. They are worth their weight in gold.

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  • sub THEY TRAIN YOU 1

    Sandra Sánchez and Eva Moral

    Two sportswomen from different disciplines help you keep fit at home. This first programme features Sandra Sánchez, world karate champion and five times European champion and Eva Moral, paratriathlete and European and Spanish national paratriathlon champion.

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  • sub CHILDREN IN CONFINEMENT

    Thanks for your help

    Children are teaching us to be patient and with their efforts they are giving us an important lesson in life. Thanks for helping us and taking care of us. They are a light in a time of darkness.

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  • sub WORKERS ON THE FRONT LINE Este virus lo paramos unidos.

    The heroes of this crisis are human, too

    Healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, farmers, supermarket staff, energy and transport workers, waste collectors, cleaners, journalists, care providers for the elderly, shopkeepers, etc. They are essential to the smooth running of society, particularly during the confinement, and they're afraid of catching the disease, too.

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  • sub ONLINE LEARNING Online learning.

    Education in times of coronavirus

    Videoconferencing, e-mails, interactive tasks and so on. Teachers have had to readjust their work methods and use their imagination to keep on teaching. This is also a reality for many families, who are tackling education in confinement as a family duty.

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  • sub FALL IN EMISSIONS Subway platform.

    Traffic reductions in Spain as a result of #yomequedoencasa

    Due to the state of emergency forcing us to stay at home, both road and air traffic has been reduced dramatically. So much so that during March air pollution fell by half in Spain's 80 most populated cities.

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  • sub PEOPLE THAT SHINE

    Public transport heroes

    Train and metro drivers are part of that group of heroes who risk infection on a daily basis due to a lack of personal protective equipment from day one. Today we dedicate our virtual applause to them and thank all public transport workers for the huge effort they are making.

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  • sub THE LONGEST RACE Virtual race against cancer.

    Record participation in the 1st leg of the #LaCarreraMásLarga

    On Sunday 26, the #LaCarreraMásLarga Longest Race crossed its finishing line: a virtual walk against cancer and COVID-19 in which its nearly 10,000 participants raised €60,000. Broadcast on YouTube, the event saw the participation of several variety artists. Next leg, Valencia and Alicante.

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  • sub WE'LL MAKE IT THROUGH

    Paralympians sing their version of Resistiré

    Spain's paralympic athletes have proven once again that they are unbeatable, training at home with their dream of Tokyo restored and singing along to the tune that has become an anthem for us all.

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  • sub STORY-TELLING Story-telling.

    We are collaborating with the Down Madrid association

    Iberdrola is recording videos of storytelling so that children and adults with intellectual disabilities can enjoy different stories and tales not found in easy reading format.

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  • sub CLEANER AIRS Cleaner airs.

    Pollution falls due to the coronavirus

    The confinement measures during the state of alarm have caused a decrease in the number of journeys in motor vehicles, as well as a fall in industrial production and consumption. Thanks to this, city pollution has fallen, the waters are cleaner and the skies clearer.

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  • sub APPLAUSE Workers.

    20:00: The time for all the heroes in this battle

    Waste collection workers are among those who have been continuing their work while society remains confined. They also wanted to join in the applause for health staff that happens every evening, at 8 p.m.

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  • sub COMMITTED TO SOCIETY Woman with mask.

    Energy to fight against the coronavirus

    Electrical infrastructures are critical for guaranteeing the electricity supply and the continuity of operations in hospitals and other essential community services. That's why Iberdrola group companies are doing everything possible to keep guaranteeing health and supplies.

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  • sub ATHLETES AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS Female sporting champions.

    Female sporting champions... And their commitment against the coronavirus

    Many sportswomen have swapped the playing field for hospitals and police cars.

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  • sub SUGGESTIONS FOR CHILDREN Children make us shine.

    Children make us shine

    Many children around the world are isolated at home with their families without going to school due to the coronavirus pandemic. And today, we want to pay a small tribute to them for their courage and effort by accepting the situation they have had to go through and by getting thousands of smiles without even knowing it.

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  • sub A RAY OF HOPE Shining as we beat the coronavirus.

    Shining as we beat the coronavirus

    Although the death toll is high, more people have managed to beat the coronavirus, including older people, who are the most vulnerable group. Read some of their stories here.

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  • sub TOGETHER WE CAN BEAT THIS VIRUS

    We're going to beat this virus together

    Our Olympic sportswomen will have to wait another year to fulfil their dream of competing at the Tokyo Olympics. So now they're training at home.

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  • sub TOGETHER WE CAN BEAT THIS VIRUS - PARALYMPICS

    Together we're stronger

    Paralympic athletes have also had to put off their Tokyo dream. They are a shining example of achievement against the odds.

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  • sub VOLUNTEERING INITIATIVES Volunteering initiatives.

    Volunteering to combine our efforts with those of the professionals

    Covid-19 has revealed the most caring side of many people who volunteer to help those most in need. An example of this can be seen in the different initiatives that anonymous people have created for people to be able to offer their help. StayAtHome

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  • sub FOOD SUPPLIERS The heroes who keep our stores open.

    The heroes who keep our stores open

    In these difficult times, we have discovered many who put the general good before their individual interests, such as supermarket cashiers.

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  • sub DOCTORS WHO STAND OUT Doctors who stand out

    Doctors are standing out more than ever, on social networks too

    In the face of the prospect of prolonged confinement, many health professionals are offering to answer medical queries on the social networks. #StayAtHome

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  • sub PRIMERA IBERDROLA

    We'll be back

    We will play again, laugh, vibrate... Primera Iberdrola wants to encourage all its fans with this video about our most important game. #StayAtHome

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  • sub 'SMILES AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS' Support to elderly people.

    Iberdrola workers will be sending emails of support to elderly people isolated in retirement homes

    Volunteers Iberdrola has launched a project named Smiles Against the Coronavirus so that company workers can start corresponding virtually with elderly people isolated in retirement homes.

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  • sub RECOGNITION FOR OUR PARTNERS

    Applause for all our colleagues who are guaranteeing our service during COVID-19

    Many workers in all the companies in Iberdrola group are proudly leaving their homes every day, despite the coronavirus pandemic, to carry out essential work for the population as a whole. To all of them, our well-deserved recognition.

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  • sub #STAYATHOME

    Our athletes are also staying at home

    Like all citizens, many elite athletes have also been forced to stay home and change their training routines. And our athletes are aware of their role of raising awareness among the population by example, to protect the health of all. Álvaro Bachiller, specialized coach in High Sports Performance and promoter of Método Fenómeno, helps us understand the keys and the effect that this unprecedented situation could have on the preparation of our athletes. #QuédateEnCasa #StayAtHome

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  • sub ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Gas emissions from transport have decreased.

    Gas emissions from transport have decreased thanks to the decision to stay at home promoted by #YoMeQuedoEnCasa

    The #YoMeQuedoEnCasa (#StayAtHome) initiative, born on social networks to raise awareness among the population of the need to stay home to contain the advance of COVID-19, has reduced the emission of polluting gases from transport into the atmosphere.

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  • sub SOLIDARY NEIGHBOURS Solidary neighbours.

    The coronavirus has brought out our brightest side

    Many people are spontaneously mobilising through social networks to volunteer to care for children and the elderly. In addition, hotel companies are handing over their facilities to the health system for use as temporary units.

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