CLC advises construction workers to wear face coverings on site

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has updated its advice on coronavirus to expand the use of face coverings on sites.

In response to coronavirus, the use of face coverings has become mandatory in more public places, and construction employers have asked the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) for guidance to help provide a consistent approach across the industry.

In The Use of Face Coverings in Construction during Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is proposed that employers make available face coverings as a minimum where workers are not required to wear RPE for their specific task and their workplace meets all of the following criteria:

  • an enclosed space
  • where social distancing isn't always possible; and
  • where they come into contact with others they do not normally meet.

The guidance can be found here.

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