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Association News: Industry News

Scotland COVID-19 Update 22 May

22 May 2020   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Leanne Sparkes
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Following yesterday’s announcement by the Scottish Government’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that Scotland is looking to begin easing locked down measures from Thursday 28 May 2020, a Route Map Through the Crisis has been published. The route map outlines the four phases that the Scottish Government will be following as it gradually lifts restrictions.

During the announcement it was also confirmed that non-essential construction sites in Scotland should start advance preparations for their reopening.Further sector-specific guidance including for construction is due to be published next week.


Download Scotland's Route Map Through and out of the Crisis

Further information on Coronavirus in Scotland 


The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Kevin Stewart MSP has written a letter to Ken Gillespie – Chair of Construction Scotland, and Construction Leadership Forum members thanking the industry for all the work that has been undertaken and provides further details about preparing non-essential sites ready for re-opening.


Letter from Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning 




Andrew McFarlane DipBS C.Build E FCABE says...
Posted 25 May 2020
Looks like progress. The ministerial letter concentrates on larger sites not unsurprisingly. Lots of questions around the smaller jobs with less complex site set ups and maintenance type work.