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

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New job retention scheme updated 15 April

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New bank holidays/annual leave during COVID-19

Read more


Updated 14 April - Site Operating Procedures - Protecting your workforce 

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BESA COVID-19 Risk Assessment Template

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New COVID-19 Business Hub from Government

Visit here


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme focusing on furlough 9 April 

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Social distancing in the workplace during coronavirus - BEIS guidance

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

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CLC Guidance Note: Coronavirus Employment Schemes

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BEIS Business Support 

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Sites should accept expired SKILLcards during COVID-19 crisis

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Coronavirus and working on site

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Key Workers - Letter Template

Download here


Furloughed Workers - Letter Template 1 April

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A range of support, guidance and daily webinars are available on BESA's COVID-19 dedicated web area here


UPDATED 9 April COVID-19 and Air Conditioning Systems 

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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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