These are exceptional circumstances and the construction industry must comply with the latest Government advice on Coronavirus at all times.
The council has assessed all live construction projects that we are involved in.
Work which is deemed as essential, such as on schools, is continuing, while some other projects have been put on hold.
This is obviously a fast-moving situation and we are constantly reviewing and monitoring projects.
The health and safety of all site workers and neighbouring communities is a priority.
We have asked our construction partners to ensure they are protecting their workforce and minimising the risk of spread of infection in line with the Government guidance on construction sites.
Likewise, we are reviewing any non-council construction sites and asking contractors to ensure compliance with the government construction guidance – if we find that they are not implementing the measures set out above then they may be required to shut down.