Follow the construction guidelines

We now see lots of small firms ignoring the guidelines and carrying out non essential work, these works are in turn being supported by builders merchants who are supplying and in some cases delivering non essential building materials to domestic properties. Sadly this is undoubtedly adding to incidences of fly tipping when the jobs are completed. The government should make clear that it is not permitted to carry out non-essential works and remind both clients and contractors that the very real cost of this virus will be counted in lives not little jobs.

Why the contribution is important

No job, large or small that is carried out during the current health emergency is justifiable unless it is in support of the fight against the public health emergency or is a genuine emergency repair. This is not easy for anyone, we are all worried about our jobs and our finances but consider this over thirty thousand people have died in the UK. Stay at home.

by Andrewmiller on May 06, 2020 at 10:24AM

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  • Posted by IndyScot1000 May 06, 2020 at 11:03

    totally agree, the increase of traffic in my area I’ve seen and others I’ve heard is from builders merchants, delivering non essential paving, cobbles, earth moving equipment etc, also people are just getting into their cars to go for a run. While others are trying to abide by the rules.
  • Posted by Iain_L May 06, 2020 at 11:19

    If, and only if, correct social distancing protocol can be followed, which obviously limits the jobs that can be completed, restarting construction jobs should be considered.
  • Posted by borisj May 06, 2020 at 11:56

    Shut all sites down by order rather than opening up every cowboy builder's site in the country. It's hard enough to get them to obey any of the existing laws without giving them free reign to open their sites and ignore the risks (like so many of them do every day).
  • Posted by Searchers1 May 06, 2020 at 13:02

    Where social distancing, hand hygiene practices, contact surfaces and use of appropriate PPE can used then no reason why construction sites and other works can not open up again. It is about management of risk and not risk aversion!!! The risk may always exist until a vaccine etc is provided, but that does not mean that with good management controls and practices in place the economy is driven into the ground because the virus was still around. We are all going to have find a way of working alongside this evil virus for the foreseeable future. Bear this in mind when this pandemic comes to a end their will be a need for a strong economy to get this country back on its feet!!!
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