Bouygues UK has taken the decision to close its construction sites to ensure the health and safety of our staff, supply chain and the communities in which we operate. We have agreed this decision with our clients and our operational teams across the UK have worked hard to shut down our sites safely and securely.
The requirement that sites should maintain social distancing and avoid public transport is not achievable and this, alongside the shortage of PPE and sanitising products makes it the only safe decision.
These actions support the guidance from Build UK and the Construction Leadership Council, who are working closely with the government to find the best course of action in these unprecedented times.
The only exception may be the delivery of critical healthcare facilities and we are looking closely at whether we are able to continue these operations as safely as possible and protect the welfare of the staff, supply chain and client stakeholders involved.
We will continue to review the status of our sites as the wider situation evolves and will only consider re-opening them only if we are confident we can provide a safe and secure environment for work to occur.
We continue to keep our staff, supply chain and clients informed of any developments.