With the Prime Minister confirming that the Government is acting as if on a wartime footing, our priority is to keep construction sites operational for as long as possible throughout the current crisis. This was the clear message presented to Government in a letter from the industry and in a call with Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Recognising that some sectors cannot work from home, the Government has confirmed that it is not necessary to close a business or workplace if someone becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature. The individual should be sent home and advised to follow the Government’s stay at home guidance. The workplace should then be cleaned in accordance with the Government’s decontamination guidance.
We know it can be a challenge finding the right information at this time, so we have set up a dedicated coronavirus webpage available for the whole industry.
Read our latest statement which includes information from CITB.
Source: Build UK