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Association News: Industry News

Coronavirus Update 14 May

14 May 2020   (0 Comments)
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As some parts of the construction industry slowly opened up in England yesterday we are aware that there are still many questions to be answered in relation to how the new normal is going to work in practice.

Yesterday the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Robert Jenrick wrote a ministerial statement, further clarifying some aspects of the Plan to Rebuild.
At present this guidance only applies to England, and CABE will keep members in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales informed as soon as we receive any information.

The government has also launched new guidance for tradespeople and further advice on moving home which gives more information for surveyors and professionals when undertaking work in people's homes.

It is essential that anyone working in people’s homes should follow the government guidance on working safely during the coronavirus as well as the Site Operating Procedures. If anyone has even the mildest of symptoms then the work should not go ahead.

The government has also announced that businesses with supply chains which rely on Trade Credit Insurance; and who are experiencing difficulties maintaining cover due to Coronavirus; will get support from the government in the form of guarantees.

As procedures are put in place to slowly move England (and hopefully soon Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland) out of lock down, the message remains keep yourself and your colleagues safe and if you can work at home you should continue to do so.