Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have a dramatic and unavoidable impact on businesses across the construction industry in Cornwall, the wider UK and the rest of the world.

With government and industry guidelines regarding construction operations changing on a daily basis, we hope you will find the following links useful for a variety of queries you might have.

Build UK release daily COVID-19 statements with a particular focus on Site Operating Procedures which have been created to ensure sites are implementing the Government’s social distancing requirements. Build UK’s website also includes helpful information on the government’s and other organisations’ financial support measures.

CITB are also constantly updating their COVID-19 page to amongst a range of other things highlight their funding options, changes to the CITB Levy payments as well as particularly helpful information on apprenticeships and related funding.

Wedlake Bell have published very useful guidance on Furloughing using the government’s Job Retention Scheme.

The British Business Bank is a good starting point for anything to do with Business Interruption Loans.

In Cornwall, the CIoS Growth & Skills Hub are a great first point of call for any Coronavirus queries you might have regarding your business.

And if you’re looking for advice as an individual (as opposed to a business) the People Hub has just been launched in Cornwall to help out with any queries regarding issues such as employment,  self-employment, zero hour contracts, furloughing, retraining and sick pay. You can reach the People Hub Monday-Friday from 10-5pm on 0333 0150699.

If your business is facing redundancies please visit our new dedicated redundancy support page.