COVID-19: CLC and Industry Updates

CICV Forum Guidance Update

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum of Scotland has updated its COVID-19 Construction Operating Guidance publication and can be downloaded below.

CLC Updated Rules on Self Isolation

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has issued a short briefing note as an update to industry in relation to COVID-19 and self-isolation. Following the relaxation of COVID-19 rules on 19 July 2021, and with awareness of the growth in cases of COVID-19, the CLC wants to support construction businesses to understand the rules and UK Government policy in this area.

The briefing note can be downloaded below

Update to Site Operating Procedures – July 19th Onwards De-restrictions

Following changes to the COVID-19 restrictions in England, Scotland and Wales from 19th July 2021, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has issued a statement confirming that the Site Operating Procedures will remain available as a reference document from this date. Whilst they will no longer reflect the latest Government guidance, businesses across the construction supply chain have welcomed the consistency that the Site Operating Procedures have provided and they may wish to maintain elements of social distancing for the time being.

The CLC also recommends that the good practices the industry has adopted over the last 18 months are retained. The Use of Face Coverings in Construction has been updated in line with the latest Government guidance from 19 July.

The CPA and Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) joint-publication on supplementary recommendations for plant occupations has been updated in line with the CLC SOP recommendations.

Build UK have stated that almost 90% of their contractor members indicated that they will be maintaining social distancing measures on some or all of their sites until at least 16 August, when the requirement for close contacts to self‐isolate will be revised for those who have had both doses of the vaccine or are under 18.

The CLC statement on site operating procedures, the latest site operating procedures and the Use of Face Coverings recommendations can be downloaded below.

The CPA/SPOA have updated their supplementary recommendations for plant occupations which can be downloaded at:

Previous Updates

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