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Covid-19 Construction guidance: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
15 Jun 2020
Covid-19 Construction guidance: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000044080
Date received: 29 May 2020
Date responded: 8 Jun 2020
Information requested

“The SG published guidance for the construction sector immediately after lockdown on 23 March.
That guidance included a provision that construction projects that could be completed within 5 days could be completed whilst other sites should close.
After 6th April this guidance was superseded but we need this guidance. Reference and a copy of it.
Please can you provide a copy of the initial construction guidance issued including the guidance that projects which could be completed in 5 days could continue ? Not accessible via the web site any more.”

Response

To clarify, the first version of the construction guidance was published on 6 April. The statement ‘Exceptionally, if sites can be safely completed within 5 working days they can be completed.’ was removed from the refreshed guidance published on 1 May as it was no longer relevant.
This guidance was a development from the Coronavirus (COVID-19): business and social distancing guidance first published on 25 March, as updated on 4 April. The published construction guidance PDF can be found in Annex A of this letter.

Annex A
LIST OF DOCUMENTS SUPPLIED

Supporting Document – Construction Guidance (Published) - attached separately for publication purposes

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