Covid-19 Coronavirus construction Guidance Resources

Construction Site Guidance Collection

Page last updated 17th Feb  2021 (Updated Scottish CICV SOP Doc)

This page has been prepared by Keenan CDM with the intention of gathering key guidance information from various sources in one location for ease of reference, however is not exhaustive and not guaranteed as fully up-to-date since this is a constantly evolving situation, so please ensure that you follow the latest Government guidance as it is published.


New & updated documents are available to view/download direct from the sources below:

COVID-19 Construction Operating Guidance (SOP) [Updated 19 Jan – V6]
Expanded Guidelines to Underpin Construction Scotland’s Safe Operating Guidance
By Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum

Other Scottish CICV Forum Guidance Available


Recommended poster for completion and  display on sites / on site hoarding to reassure the public that Covid-19 risks are being safely managed: “Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020


Industry standard guidance to be followed by contractors to ensure they are protecting their workforce and minimising the risk of spread of infection.

GUIDANCE DOCUMENT – CLC (Construction Leadership Forum) Site Operating Procedures – Protecting Your Workforce During Coronavirus (Covid-19) [Issue 07, 7th Jan 2021]  NB: This is UK/England guidance –  Scottish sites should follow the Scottish SOP (top of this page) where any conflicts exist.


CITB Coronavirus (COVID-19) communication updates pages

COVID-19 SITE SAFETY CHECKLISTS & FORMS [latest from CITB Page at 19th Nov 2020]

CC01: COVID-19 – Site operating procedures compliance checklist: An interactive checklist to ensure compliance with current guidance on protecting your workforce on site during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Download: CC01 COVID-19 – Site operating procedures compliance checklist (PDF file, 1MB) – CLC v.6

CC02: COVID-19 – Health, safety and environmental risk assessment template: A guide offering example control measures for those required to undertake risk assessment of the workplace and specific activities on site. An interactive risk assessment template is also included in order to facilitate this process.
Download: CC02 COVID-19 – Health safety and environment risk assessment template (PDF file, 2MB) – CLC v.6

CC03: COVID-19 – A toolbox talk for construction workers: Designed to be delivered to construction workers by their manager or supervisor. Good communication is essential for health and safety management on construction sites. It is vitally important that contractors, managers and supervisors engage and consult with workers, as it is an effective way of identifying hazards and controlling risks.
Download: CC03: COVID-19 – A toolbox talk for construction workers (PDF file, 214KB) – CLC v.6

CC04: COVID-19 – Weekly site operating procedures checklist: An interactive checklist, designed to ensure ongoing compliance with both established and additional procedures.
Download: CC04: COVID-19 – Weekly site operating procedures checklist (PDF file, 1MB) – CLC v.6

CITB Additional resources
The complete library of almost 100 interactive checklists and forms from the GE700 Construction Site Safety publication are available for free download. The comprehensive range of checklists and forms are designed to help with the day-to-day management of construction sites:
Link: GE700 – Checklists and forms


CICV Forum Free Docs PackThe Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has produced a pack of free practical signage to help with the safe return to work.

This free pack of 20 open source documents include posters, checklists and fact sheets advising on practical restart measures including physical distancing, hygiene and one-way systems in offices, depots and sites.

Designed to be downloaded, printed off and displayed in a variety of settings, including receptions, kitchens, canteens and offices, there is space for your own company logo and point of contact to be added. Download the free pack from CICV here.

All information is correct as of 18 June 2020.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice website page.

Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak (including PDF guide docs)

Social distancing, keeping businesses open and in-work activities during the coronavirus outbreak

Also, the construction industry has come together to show how it has been interpreting and applying government guidance in responding to Covid-19 by providing practical examples of how it is safeguarding its workforce while operating sites [Links to webpage with many examples].


Detailing measures taken, rules, etc and prepared using CLC Site Operating Procedures guidance (Various Dates).


UK Government Guidance Document for Construction and other outdoor work [Updated 15th October 2020]
“Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) in construction and other outdoor work”