COVID-19 Construction News

Key developments and the latest news on how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting those working in the UK construction sector.

COVID-19 Must Reads

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‘Work Safe. Safe Work’ campaign to boost industry recovery

‘Work Safe. Safe Work’ campaign launched today (3 July) offers guidance to homeowners for when they have tradespeople carry out work in their homes.
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BESA elects new president for 2020/21

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Neil Brackenridge as president for 2020/21, he succeeds John Norfolk of Imtech Engineering Services.
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Construction workers in London encouraged to walk and cycle to work

Transport for London (TfL) has released travel advice to help construction workers in London get back to work safely and sustainably.
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‘Silver lining’ despite significant fall in construction output

Graeme Cooke of DEFSoftware discusses the fall in construction output, as the Office for National Statistics reports that construction output decreased by 40% in April compared with the previous year.
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Highland Council’s energy-efficient scheme resumes

Following Scottish Government guidance on returning to construction sites across Scotland, works will be restarting on the EES: ABS scheme across the Highlands.