CLC: “keep working safely”
The Construction Leadership Council, of which ECA is a key member, has reinforced the Government’s message that the industry should continue to trade through the new lockdown.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been clear that construction and manufacturing should continue to trade where this can be done safely.
Responding to the announcement, CLC chair Andy Mitchell encouraged businesses to play their part in sustaining the economy over the coming weeks.
Mr Mitchell said in a letter to industry: “The Prime Minister has explicitly said that construction and manufacturing should continue. The latest Government guidance has reiterated this, and that workers in these industries should continue to travel to work and attend their workplace, including where this involves working in other people’s homes.
“We all understand the need to keep providing and maintaining the houses, hospitals, electricity, water and all the other vital infrastructure that people depend on, and we all understand the need to keep construction workers employed and keeping the economy going, for now and for the future recovery.”