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01 Apr 20201 minute read

Business secretary thanks construction industry

ECAtoday
Business secretary thanks construction industry

Business secretary Alok Sharma has written to the construction industry to offer thanks for the work that it has done to help in the fight against coronavirus. He said construction is "making a hugely valued and critical contribution to the resilience of our nation."

In the letter, Sharma also confirmed that continuing travel to work onsite is permitted and consistent with the chief medical officer’s advice, if the work cannot be done from home.

Reiterating measures taken to help ensure safety onsite, he said “the industry has worked to develop Site Operating Procedures (SOP), which were published by the Construction Leadership Council. These align with the latest guidance from Public Health England. As this health guidance updates, the SOP will reflect any changes.”

Read the full letter here.

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