Clarity in a time of uncertainty

The guidance below has been introduced to offer some form of clarity to the industry as we all work in the most unusual of times.

Every business must make their own judgements on the work they will do, but they should understand the advice which the Scottish Government has issued over the steps to be taken to minimise the spread of Coronavirus.

The advice is subject to change without notice depending on decisions taken by the Scottish or UK Governments and updated information will be issued as required.

For more information or guidance, please keep visiting your relevant trade or professional body’s website.


SOG underpinning guidance

This in-depth document offers practical health and safety advice about a safe return and restart, and is designed to underpin the safe operating guidance released by the Scottish Government and Construction Scotland, as of 28 May 2020.


Safe return to college PowerPoint

This PowerPoint provides practical health and safety guidance for staff and apprentices preparing for a return to college, as of 28 May 2020.


Bounce Back Loan Scheme

This guide provides details of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, and offers comparison with the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), as of 26 May 2020.


Essential work infographic

This graphic provides greater clarity over essential work and helps the public understand exactly what construction projects key workers are permitted to carry out, as of 30 April 2020.


Return to work considerations

This report outlines a number of considerations that Contractors should consider addressing once the resumption of works occurs, as of 11 May 2020.


Public sector maintenance

This report sets out the framework for a Government-led initiative to encourage a large scale public sector programme of maintenance of its asset base, as of 1 May 2020.


Adjudication advice

This report outlines details of a streamlined adjudication procedure for disputes below £50,000 that don’t involve multiple or complex issues, as of 29 April 2020.


Cashflow paper

This report suggests a number of short-term measures which could be introduced to urgently improve cashflow in the Scottish construction industry, as of 22 April 2020.


CJRS and furlough guidance

This guide provides updated information about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and advises how to apply, as of 20 April 2020.


Contractual guidance

This guide outlines the current position on contracts, as of 3 April 2020.


Work in domestic properties

This guide outlines recommended operating procedures, as of 3 April 2020.


Work in commercial properties

This guide outlines recommended operating procedures, as of 3 April 2020.


Letter to domestic customers

A letter which you should send to any domestic customer before you start work, explaining how they and your operative will be protected, as of 27 March 2020.


Letter to commercial customers

A letter which you should send to your commercial customer before you start work, explaining how they and your operative will be protected, as of 27 March 2020.


Important notice: The information on this website has a number of date-sensitive documents and you should always use the most up to date copy. The documents have been prepared by way of guidance and anyone who proposes to use them should consider the details based on their businesses obligations and, if necessary, take independent advice either from their own trade or professional body or legal advisors.  This will of course include recognition of all relevant health and safety legislation. Again, your trade or professional body will be able to assist with this.