The UK government has announced guidance on social distancing for the construction industry to assist operational construction sites in keeping workers safe during the coronavirus crisis.
The guidance for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to the construction industry from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, was issued as a letter, which can be found here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the construction sector
Please pay particular attention to paragraph Four that refers to Site Operating Procedures (SOP), which were published by the Construction Leadership Council, which should assist you in satisfying your duty of care. You can read and download the Site Operating Procedures (SOP) Version 1 here.
THERE HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANT FEEDBACK ON THE UPDATED SITE OPERATING PROCEDURES VERSION 2. WHILST THE FEEDBACK IS REVIEWED THE CLC HAS RE-ISSUED VERSION 1 WHICH IS THE DOCUMENT THE INDUSTRY SHOULD BE COMPLYING WITH.
You can keep up to date with the changing guidance by reviewing this page on the Construction Leadership Council website.
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