CLC Site Operating Procedures Statement
The Prime Minister has confirmed that the move to Step 4 of the COVID‐19 Roadmap will go ahead in England next Monday 19 July. The Scottish Government has confirmed that Scotland will move to Level 0 on 19 July but certain mitigations will remain in place, including the mandatory wearing of face coverings and working from home where possible. Wales will move fully to alert level one from 17 July and to a new alert level zero on 7 August and Northern Ireland is expected to outline its plans for easing restrictions on 26 July.
The CLC, supported by Build UK, has issued a statement confirming that the Site Operating Procedures will therefore remain available as a reference document on sites in England from Monday 19 July. Businesses across the supply chain have welcomed the consistency that the Site Operating Procedures have provided and they may wish to maintain elements of social distancing in England for the time being. The CLC also recommends that the good practices the industry has adopted over the last 18 months are retained.
As the regulations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales remain in place, members on sites in the three devolved nations should continue to adhere to the Site Operating Procedures.
The Use of Face Coverings in Construction has been updated in line with the latest Government guidance in England from 19 July.
In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales the previous version, Version 2, should continue to be adhered to.