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Coronavirus (COVID-19): construction sector guidance

Guidance on construction sites and associated works that can continue under specific conditions.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): construction sector guidance
Non-essential services

Non-essential services 

Work on construction in the following sectors should be halted at this stage, subject to limited exceptions, as laid out later in this guidance:

  • domestic housing
  • schools, further and higher education institutions and early years provision
  • office buildings and other commercial properties
  • leisure
  • retail
  • warehousing
  • garages and showrooms
  • ecclesiastical
  • community centres
  • non-health related civic buildings
  • public realm - hard and soft including (but not limited to) roads, which includes footpaths, footways, cycle lanes and verges; pavements; parks; and grassy areas
  • justice and custodial

Operations should be shut down safely and securely, ensuring that partially-built structures are safe, and if necessary wind- and water-tight, associated equipment is properly stored, and sites have suitable security for the duration.

Companies should put in place suitable arrangements for monitoring site security and safety, and personnel may be allowed on-site to carry out essential remedial work in line with existing contracts, or in the light of urgent work emerging.