The Irish Petroleum Industry Association has reassured consumers that there will be no interruption in the supply of petrol, diesel and home-heating oil, to consumers or emergency vehicles. 

IPIA members provide 50% of the energy consumed in Ireland.

They have already put in place health and safety procedures in their service station shops to ensure the safety of their 13,000 workers and their valued customers. 

"The way we operate has to change to protect our staff and our customers but the products we supply will remain available throughout, the Irish Petroleum Industry Association's CEO Kevin McPartlan said. 

"We will continue providing essential services - heating Ireland's homes, fuelling businesses and keeping transport on the move," Mr McPartlan said  

He also asked everyone to follow the advice from the HSE and relevant authorities.