The use of face coverings in construction and related industry

The use of face coverings in construction and related industry

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With the new announcement on the wearing of face coverings, The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has updated its guidance and is proposing to update its position as follows:

Where workers on site are not required to wear Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) and their workplace (which may include welfare and changing facilities, site offices or site meeting rooms) meets all of the criteria below, their employer should make face coverings available and they should be worn:

  • an enclosed space;
  • where social distancing isn’t always possible; and
  • where they come into contact with others they do not normally meet.

In line with Government guidance on premises providing hospitality, face coverings must be worn in canteens except when seated at a table to eat or drink.

Although the guidance focusses on construction this information will be relevant for anyone visiting sites. The full document is available here

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