Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Please keep visiting our NEWS page for latest updates and guidance

CEF Statement on Continuity of Essential Works

The CEF wishes to emphasise that the Construction industry is working closely with government to ensure the continuity of essential services.

The CEF wishes to emphasise that the Construction industry is working closely with government to ensure the continuity of essential services.  CEF fully support and applaud those who have, and continue to, implement the necessary safety protections in order to deliver essential works across a wide range of activities including:
• Supporting health, emergency and security services 
• Supporting education/childcare services
• Maintaining water and sewerage
• Maintaining utilities and telecoms
• Maintaining transport links
• Maintaining housing and care environments
• Supporting essential distribution and logistics networks eg shops, online retail, post
• Any other works that support essential services
We fully support and applaud those providers of essential services to continue to do so provided they can adhere to the evolving stringent government guidance for the safety of the workforce and those they come into contact with. 
At this difficult time we also commend those companies who have stood down non-essential works at this time to minimise the risk of spreading the virus and assure them that CEF continues to work closely with government to gain clarity and hasten the implementation of the fullest possible range of financial support to workers and businesses affected.
Construction is a front-line service and will play its part in supporting all essential services during this crisis.