Our COVID-19 response

26/03/2020

We are doing everything we can to safeguard the health of our people and the local community during this challenging time.

Across the project, anyone who can or should work from home is doing so and we have substantially reduced the number of people on our construction sites, with social distancing and hygiene measures implemented in line with government guidance. We have also stopped transporting workers to site by bus and have started to implement a temperature monitoring programme.

Our construction sites must remain staffed to ensure that we are fulfilling our responsibility to make sure they are safe, and that essential complex plant and equipment is maintained. We will continue to progress with some construction to support the continuity of the Project, but ONLY when it is safe to do so.

In line with that approach, numbers active at the Woodsmith site are expected to reduce further in the coming days, and we have taken the decision to pause tunnelling on Drive 1 of the mineral transport system from Wilton. We will keep this under review and adjust as the situation evolves.

We have developed a site operating procedure specifically to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to our workers and the community. This has been informed by the advice of Public Health England and goes further than the Government’s recommendations for the construction industry.

We encourage everyone to follow Government advice and stay safe.

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