It has been an odd Easter, but we hope that everyone managed to get some rest and relaxation, and spend some time connecting with friends and family over the internet. (I wonder how many Zoom egg hunts were completed..?)
Now that Easter is over however, are we seeing an opening up of the construction industry? Yesterday, the Construction Leadership Council issued a revised version of the Site Operating Procedures – download them here which have been updated to include new guidance from Public Health England on what to do if the 2m social distancing rule cannot be adhered to either at work, or travelling to work.
Construction is at the heart of the UK economy and of course the works to maintain buildings and infrastructure are hugely important at any time; but particularly now. Although the English government have decided not to include those working in construction as Key Essential Workers, they have recognised that construction should continue and have provided from letters for those working in construction and related manufacturing, to show to the police and others if they get challenged.
SPRA continues to be involved in Weekly meetings with both Build UK and the CPA and other specialist trade associations as we share information which directly influences actions taken by the Construction Leadership Council and the Government.
We know that our member’s comments have also been fed directly into BEIS which highlights the effectiveness of our communications.
However, we do not want to duplicate more than necessary, and we have created a special page on the SPRA website with links to all the main pages from these significant industry bodies, so please visit this as often as possible for up-to-the-minute advice and guidance.