Free COVID Tests for Construction Workers Construction companies with more than 10 workers can order free lateral flow test (30 minute results) here before 12 April for twice-weekly testing. Originally only available to companies with more than 250 employees, now available to smaller companies whose workers can’t work from home. EMS’ beable social distancing bracelet trial at a large North London site coupled with testing has kept the site open,
Crossrail COVID Outbreak A spate of COVID cases prompted the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy in Ilford which is currently delivering the Elizabeth line to deploy mandatory lateral flow tests. The Bond Street Station site also cited £450 million worth of delays due to a COVID outbreak. Considering all construction companies are now eligible for free COVID tests and considering the advent of preventative social distancing tools like beab
Budget 2021 Last Wednesday the Government announced £126m for 40,000 traineeships, continued furlough scheme until September with no changes to the current terms, £12bn funding for the UK infrastructure bank for local projects and three new investment programs UK Community Renewal Fund, the Levelling Up Fund and the Community Ownership Fund to be delivered through local authorities, all parts of the £4bn Levelling Up Fund commitment announced in November.