Covid19

Monday, March 16, 2020 3:15 PM

Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

Please find below a range of support and guidance from SKILLcard, BESA and other key industry bodies.

 

CLC Site Operating Procedures - Protecting your Workforce V4 18 May

COVID-19 Practical Measures for Building Services Operation Download here

BESA Guidance on the use of Face Cloth Coverings 

Government Guidance - Working safely during COVID-19 in construction and other outdoor work 

HSE Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak – a short guide 

Coronavirus Job Rentention Scheme Extended until 31 October 2020

Returning to work during Covid-19 ACAS Guidance 

 

HSE COVID-19: Advice to distribution centres and other sites on maintaining social distancing for drivers Read more

 

DRAFT: COVID-19 and Engineering Services: guidance (GN 1) 23 April Read more

 

DRAFT: COVID-19 and Engineering Services: guidance (GN 2) 23 April Read more

 

CJRS & HMRC Portal Guidance 20 April

Read here

 

New job retention scheme updated 15 April

Read more

 

New bank holidays/annual leave during COVID-19

Read more

 

Updated 14 April - Site Operating Procedures - Protecting your workforce 

Download here

 

BESA COVID-19 Risk Assessment Template

Download here

New COVID-19 Business Hub from Government

Visit here

 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme focusing on furlough 9 April 

Download here

 

Social distancing in the workplace during coronavirus - BEIS guidance

Visit website

 

Updated guidance on on the coronavirus job retention scheme - 1 April

Download here

 

CLC Guidance Note: Coronavirus Employment Schemes

Download here

 

BEIS Business Support 

Visit website here

 

Sites should accept expired SKILLcards during COVID-19 crisis

Read more

 

Coronavirus and working on site

Download here

 

Key Workers - Letter Template

Download here

 

Furloughed Workers - Letter Template 1 April

Download here

BESA

A range of support, guidance and daily webinars are available on BESA's COVID-19 dedicated web area here www.thebesa.com/covid19

 

UPDATED 9 April COVID-19 and Air Conditioning Systems 

Download here

 

Business Continuity:

We would like to reassure all SKILLcard employers and holders that we have comprehensive systems in place to provide service continuity in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

All our systems and services can be accessed securely and remotely by our teams, meaning that if required we can provide a continuity of service even if we are required to work from home.

Changing Scenario:

The situation is continuously changing. We will update you with any further changes when they arise.

Many thanks for your support, flexibility and understanding. 

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Read our Business Continuity statement and updates here.

 

 

YOU NOW ONLY HAVE 12 MONTHS FROM EXPIRY TO SUBMIT A RENEWAL, FOLLOWING THAT CUT OFF, YOU WILL HAVE TO SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION.

SO DON'T DELAY AND RENEW TODAY!

 

In Scotland, centres are recommencing 22nd July (majority of Pearson Professional Centres).

 In Wales. centres are recommencing 20th July (all Pearson Professional Centres).

As of 18 May 2020, CITB has re-opened the HS&E testing operations in England through the Pearson Performance Centres only. However, due to social distancing measures, availability may be limited. Leicester Pearson VUE Centre is currently affected by localised lock-down.

 

You can keep up to date with the latest CITB messaging here

 

Because of limited access to CITB courses, we continue to ask those responsible for site access to use their discretion towards expired SKILLcards. Read more

Watch our short video about expired SKILLcards here.

Our telephone lines are open and applications can still be made via the online service here.

Our team are still here to support you.