Site Operating Guidance - Covid 19
19 May 2020
The Construction Leadership Council has today updated their site operating guidance for all construction sites operating in the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the fourth version of the guidance and the Site Operating Procedures (SOP) are based on Public Health England (PHE) guidance. Read more
Other restrictions and advice may apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, issued a letter on 31st March 2020 that confirmed that:
“The Government has advised that wherever possible, people should work at home. However, we know that for many people working in construction their job requires them to travel to their place of work, and they can continue to do so. This is consistent with the Chief Medical Officer’s advice. To help ensure that it is safe for you to operate in your workplace, the industry has worked to develop Site Operating Procedures (SOP), which were published by the Construction Leadership Council. These align with the latest guidance from Public Health England. As this health guidance updates, the SOP will reflect any changes.”
Guidance is being regularly updated by the Construction Leadership Council and their website should be checked to ensure that the latest guidance is being adhered to.