Industry Leadership

Coronavirus

Latest Developments

The CPA is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 for its members and the wider construction industry closely. We are working closely with other construction trade bodies and our membership to formulate appropriate responses and developing policy positions aimed at protecting the industry. This page provides the most up to date information, advice and resources relevant to our members.

The latest developments include:

  • The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November 2020 and has explicitly said construction and manufacturing should continue. The Construction Leadership Council has issues a Message to the Construction Industry on this new lockdown.

    CPA Chief Executive, Peter Caplehorn, has commented: "We are encouraged that the government has recognised the need for all of the construction industry, including the manufacturers and suppliers of products, to remain open for business and continue supporting projects up and down the country.  These projects will range from critical infrastructure to home repairs, and will be key to enabling the wider economy and individual livelihoods through this difficult period. All the while we are confident that this can be done safely, whether from the factory floor to the site. The CPA will continue of course to working with its members to provide the expertise and resources necessary for our industry to navigate this latest challenge."

  • The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has updated its Site Operating Procedures - Version 6.

  • Construction Talent Retention Scheme: the scheme, which is run by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) supports the redeployment of workers at risk of redundancy from Covid-19. The portal has now launched with a growing pool of candidates and we encourage CPA members to engage. Find out more.
      
  • Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus has been published.

We will continue to provide the latest and most pertinent updates and guidance on COVID-19 via this website and our weekly notes. Explore the tabs to find relevant resources, including the latest economic analysis on the impact of COVID-19, Government support and guidance and industry responses to the crisis.