CLC: contact tracing app needs ‘wide rollout’
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has urged the construction industry to ensure that the Government’s new contact tracing mobile app is used by as many industry employees as possible.
The NHS covid-19 app, which launched in England and Wales this week, will enable QR check-in at sites and venues and the CLC said it would be an important way for NHS Test and Trace in England, and NHS Test, Trace, Protect in Wales to contact multiple people when coronavirus outbreaks are identified.
Co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Andy Mitchell said in Construction Manager: “We believe the construction industry can lead the way in encouraging the widest possible roll-out of this app, which will be vital in our national fight against covid-19 in the weeks and months ahead.
“Construction is uniquely placed in that we have been operating throughout the pandemic using Site Operating Procedures to ensure covid-secure environments, a model of safety best practice that has been taken up in other sectors and across the world.”