Highways England Statement | Maintaining all activities as close to business as usual
A statement has been released from Highways England to its supply chain this evening in response to the Prime Minister’s message to the UK last night
Please see the statement below from Malcolm Dare of Highways England.
I would like to thank you for your ongoing support in these challenging times in supporting both the country and Highways England.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, the Government has clarified the construction industry position. Their policy is to continue construction activities so long as safe procedures are followed. The Highways England Executive fully supports this approach. Therefore I am confirming that we are maintaining all activities as close to business as usual as possible whilst keeping a close eye on developments.
Please ensure that your teams have the maximum possible protection aligned to both the latest Government advice and Constructions Leadership Council’s advice (see attached) and that you are minimising the risk of spreading Covid-19 so that we can continue to operate as safely as possible whilst fully supporting our employees and the country.
I will also be sending an additional e-mail as soon as possible that will clarify areas that have developed in the last week, (e.g.) key worker status; proposed commercial changes; improved payment options; additional activities etc. I hope that this helps and provides you with more clarity.
Once again thank you for your ongoing support.
Executive Director, Commercial & Procurement