Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, has written to the UK’s construction sector, paying tribute to all those who are working within the industry.

The Government has advised that wherever possible, people should work at home. However, we know that for many people working in construction their job requires them to travel to their place of work, and they can continue to do so.

This is consistent with the Chief Medical Officer’s advice. 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.