We have restarted construction on the majority of our sites
On 23 April we outlined our plans for the phased restart of site activities from the week beginning 4 May.
Our site management teams have returned to the majority of our sites to put in place a series of additional health and safety and social distancing measures to prepare for the gradual return of our subcontractors to sites and the controlled resumption of construction.
Our plans are now well underway, withconstruction activity on over 90% of our developments in England, Scotland and Wales.
Our revised processes
We have reviewed guidance issued by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Construction Leadership Council to assess each and every aspect of our site activities and to address the changes that need to be made in order to fully comply with the restrictions imposed by social distancing requirements.
Having done so, we are now confident that we have a robust set of detailed protocols and revised guidelines which means we can operate safely and comply with strict social distancing requirements now on a sustainable basis for as long as is necessary.Following the Government’s publication of safe working practices on 11 May 2020, we can confirm our revised processes are ‘COVID-19 Secure’. We have also committed to running our sites in line with the HBF’s 'Charter for Safe Working Practice – COVID-19'. Both documents will be displayed across our developments and offices.