Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have a dramatic and unavoidable impact on businesses across the construction industry, many of them SMEs. Constructing Excellence North East exists to bring people together for the benefit of the industry and the health, safety and well-being of our clients is always a priority.

Constructing Excellence North East along with support from Constructing Excellence and BRE are  engaging across its membership to ensure we are responding to the concerns of the sector. This support is provided by Construction Leadership Council, Build UK and Government. Our priority is supporting members and the wider industry with advice and guidance on construction-specific issues, and this dedicated webpage collates the key information for employers.

There is unprecedented business support available from Government, and Site Operating Procedures have been produced to ensure sites are implementing the Government’s social distancing requirements.

12th March – CLC_SkillsPlan

11th March – Construction Skills Plan Backed by Industry and Government

18th August – Buildoffsite – Offsite Sector Response to COVID-19 Impact

3rd August – CLC  List of Covid News

£191m Sustainable Innovation Fund – launched June 29th – read more about it here

Constructing Excellence response to CLC Roadmap to Recovery – green paper COVID19 response

Construction Leadership Council Talent Retention Scheme CLC TRS

DAC Beachcroft – DACB – RIDDOR in COVID-19 cases

CLC Safe working Video 

CLC Roadmap to Recovery – here

Federation of Masters Builders – Restarting Work 

Build UK Statement 28/04


Secretary Letter of State for the Construction Industry
CLC Letter to 10 Downing Street 
CLC Letter on Payments and Contracts 

Site Operating Procedures Version 5- here
Weekly site operating procedures checklist
Site operating procedures compliance checklist
Toolbox Talks
Health, safety and environment risk assessment template


One of our member organisations Ctrl Hub has launched a tracking tool for Covid-19 for Site  to view please click to view the document –  MACC-19 Proposition Document

CITB Support 

Bounce Back Loan

Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Business Interruption Large Business Loan Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Coronavirus Job Retention Step by Step Guide 

Procurement Policy Notice – Guidance Notes for Construction Sites 

Builders Merchants that are open

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