This morning CIfA wrote to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, to seek urgent clarity on the government advice issued by the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020. This advice requires people to stay at home, only to go outside for food, health reasons, or essential work. In Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned that construciton sites should close. However, in England, both Robert Jenrick and Michael Gove have suggested that construction sites should remain open, provided that they follow advice from Public Health England.
We will be sending additional advice to members as soon as possible.