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Government COVID-19 Restrictions

The latest information from the Government is given below:

To help contain the virus in England, everyone who can work effectively from home must do so. Where people cannot do so (for instance people who work in critical national infrastructure, construction or manufacturing) they should continue to travel to work/attend their workplace. This is essential to keeping the country operating and supporting vital sectors and employers.

Public sector employees working in essential services, including education settings, should continue to go into work. The risk of transmission can be substantially reduced if COVID-secure guidelines are followed closely. Extra consideration should be given to those people at higher risk.

Hotels, hostels and other accommodation should only open for those who have to travel for work purposes and for a limited number of other exemptions which will be set out in law.

A full list of the business closures will be published and set out in law. The full list of restrictions and exemptions is available in the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november#protecting-people-more-at-risk-from-coronavirus

Scotland now has five COVID protection levels in place, ranging from ‘Level 0 ‐ Nearly Normal’ to ‘Level 4 ‐ Lockdown’, and you can check the level for an area by entering the postcode.

Wales is under its own ‘firebreak’ lockdown until Monday 9 November 00:01am.

Northern Ireland has its own restrictions in place until Friday 13 November.

Ireland:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ireland/coronavirus

Peter Walker

BCSA Director Health, Safety and Training

Email: pete.walker@steelconstruction.org