30 Mar Construction site working hours to remain extended
Flexible site working hours allowing sites to stay open until 9pm will continue until the end of September because of the ongoing impact of the pandemic, the housing minister, Robert Jenrick, has said. The measures, introduced May last year, allow sites to apply to local councils to extend their working hours from Monday to Saturday.
By extending the working day it is easier for sites to operate in a covid-secure way and for tasks where social distancing is challenging to be completed. Jenrick said the ongoing measures have “helped to protect and support jobs in the construction industry and reduced pressures on public transport at peak hours throughout the pandemic”.