Construction Workers During Coronavirus Outbreak, Livingstone, 25 March 2020Add to Lightbox Download
Construction Workers During Coronavirus Outbreak, 25 March 2020
The Scottish Government has advised that construction sites should close and is currently developing guidance for business on how to respond, and how to confirm whether their activities are essential or non-essential.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon said on 23 March 2020: 'This morning I was specifically asked on the radio about building sites and hair salons, and my advice would be to close.
'I want to reiterate that if you run a business, and if the nature of your business makes it difficult for you or your workers to work from home or to practice safe social distancing, then you should close for the period of the efforts to combat this virus.
'If you are an employee, and your workplace is not abiding by this, I would urge you to speak to your employer and ask that they take action.'
Pictured: Construction workers on an Ashberry housing development in East Calder, Livingston can be seen at work. Some were breaching the social distancing rule of 2m and some were not wearing hard hats on the site.
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