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26 Jul 20211 minute read

CLC calls for construction pingdemic exemption

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CLC calls for construction pingdemic exemption

The Construction Leadership Council has called for relaxed rules for Covid-19 self-isolation for double-vaccinated construction workers.

The CLC proposes that the 16 August relaxation be brought forward as soon as is possible, to minimise the impact of the current 'pingdemic' - where construction workers are being 'pinged' by the NHS Covid app and asked to self-isolate.

CLC co-chair Andy Mitchell said: “We have reports from across the industry of plants, sites and offices having to wind down activities as staff have been asked to isolate.

“This is putting very significant pressure on the sector, risking project delivery and even the viability of some firms.

“Where staff are already fully vaccinated, and recognising that such people will be free to work from 16 August anyway, we are asking the Government to bring forward this date for essential industries like construction, ensuring that the industry doesn’t grind to a halt.”

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