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Monday, June 22, 2020

Scotland Restart Plan - Phase 3

Updated guidance now available as work on phase 3 of the  Scotland Restart Plan commences from 22 June. Following last week's announcement that the Scottish construction sector could move to Phase 3 of its  Restart Plan, the Scottish Government have just published updated guidance for the construction sector. Follow the link to the guidance...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Exceptional Training Allowance Funding for Welsh Apprentices during Covid-19

Where learners are made redundant as a result of Covid-19, the expectation is that they should seek to claim Universal Credit (UC).  Where this is not possible i.e. because the learner is aged under 19 and doesn’t meet the specific eligibility criteria, it is expected that providers will support the learners with a Training Allowance of £50 p/w.  Providers are required to ensure that the learner...

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

HSE safety alert issued against KN95 facemask

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). A safety alert has been issued today, Thursday 11 June 2020, urging all employers and suppliers not to purchase or use KN95 facemasks as PPE. KN95 is a performance rating that is broadly equivalent to the EU standard for FFP2 facemasks. Products manufactured to KN95...

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin - 28 May 2020

This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19). All coronavirus business support information can be found at • UK Government launches NHS Test and Trace service• Reminder: Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) business webinars – find...

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Scottish Government Update on Construction

The industry-agreed six-step phased model for the return of the construction sector has been release this afternoon and is as follows: Phase 0: Planning Phase 1: Covid-19 Pre-start Site prep Phase 2: ‘Soft start’ to site works (only where physical distancing can be maintained) Phase 3: Steady state operation (only where physical distancing can be maintained) Phase 4: Steady state operation...

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