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Association News: Industry News

Updates on COVID-19 Testing in the Construction Industry

30 April 2020  
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Dear members,


To help you keep up to date with news relating to COVID-19, we have put together a short round-up containing key information.

 

Coronavirus Testing

The Government has announced that Coronavirus testing has been extended and will now include anyone with symptoms whose work cannot be done from home. This includes all individuals working in construction and members of their household.

 

Tests can either be booked by self-referral using the online system or as an employer referral, which allows employers to refer workers for a test via a secure portal. Employers will need to obtain a login by emailing portalservicedesk@dhsc.gov.uk with their organisation name, nature of their business, region, and names and email addresses for two users.

 

For information on who can be tested and for self-referral testing, please follow the links below.

 

Who Can Be Tested

 

Self-Referral Testing

 


 
Bounce Back Loans

Announced by the chancellor earlier this week, Bounce Back loans will allow small business to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. Backed by the government the loans will be interest free for 12 months and will be available from Monday 4 May 2020. 

 

The bounce back loans scheme will run alongside the existing Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

 

Please see the links below for further information on each.

 

Bounce Back Loans

 

Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

 

Interruption Loan Scheme

 


 
CLC Coronavirus Survey

CIC is supporting the Construction Leadership Council in ascertaining market data and developing guidance regarding employees coming out of furlough. 

 

To gather data and information, the ACE, on behalf of the CLC, has developed a survey, which is linked to below and we would encourage you to take part. 

 

The CLC is also seeking a small number of case studies of businesses that are already bringing employees back from furlough and if you are able to provide a case study please get in touch with gwatts@cic.org.uk.

 

CLC Coronavirus Survey

 

Submit a Case Study to CIC

 


 

Guidance for On-Site Construction


To help with understanding how to operate small sites safely in the current COVID-19 pandemic, 
CIC along with Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd have produced a video, which we hope is useful.

Please follow the link below to watch the full video.

 

On-Site Guidance Video

 

 

Kind regards,



Dr Gavin Dunn
BSc MSc PhD FCABE
Chartered Building Engineer
Chief Executive