CLC Guidance: Use of Face Coverings in Construction

Construction employers have asked the CLC for guidance on the use of face coverings in response to Coronavirus to help provide a consistent approach across the industry.

The CLC has considered the issue and has this morning published The Use of Face Coverings in Construction during Coronavirus (COVID-19) proposing 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;
  • where they come into contact with others they do not normally meet.

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