The Chartered Institute of Building is calling on the Government to set up Covid-19 testing stations on major construction sites around the UK. CIOB wants to see large sites integrated into the recently launched NHS Test and Trace system.
The call came in the institute’s recent submission to a consultation on Covid-19 recovery by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee.
Eddie Tuttle, Director of Policy, Research & Public Affairs at CIOB, said: “Construction workers are increasingly returning to sites all around the country. We are urging the government to fully integrate construction sites into the new NHS Test and Trace System so construction workers won’t need to travel to get regular tests, risking further transmission of the virus in the process.”
“This will help the construction sector – which is a vital part of the UK economy – to get back to full strength with confidence,” continued Tuttle. “It will also help improve public trust in the sector, which has been battling to keep essential infrastructure projects moving. Under our proposals the public will be sure that construction is doing everything it can to keep the virus under control.”
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