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Coronavirus (COVID-19): construction sector guidance

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): construction sector guidance
Related guidance

Related guidance

Scottish Government advice and support

Further guidance on physical distancing can be found on NHS inform.

Construction policy notes (CPNs)

Construction Policy Notes (CPNs) alert contracting authorities to new policy, guidance and other matters relating to public sector construction.  

Scottish Public Procurement Notices

A list of Scottish Procurement Policy Notes (SPPNs) can be found on

Support for workers and business support

Advice on substantive support packages available for business and their employees is at

Unite the Union have a helpline for its members.

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched its i-Con initiative. Consisting of three key components, i-Con offers an Innovation Challenge Fund, a Knowledge Hub and an Online Learning Platform.

Construction Scotland documents: Working on site during the COVID-19 pandemic (site operating procedures) and Construction Restart Plan

Fair Work during the COVID-19 crisis

Please see our Joint Statement with the STUC

Health and safety

Health and Safety Executive COVID-19 latest information and advice

Guidance on the definition of emergency and urgent works for NRSWA sites

Code of Practice under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

The Scottish Road Works Commissioners statement on COVID-19

Guidance on risk assessments for NRSWA sites


First published: 15 Jul 2020 Last updated: 30 Jul 2020 -