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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave)

The introduction of a new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave) was announced by the government on 20 March 2020. Under the scheme, all UK employers, regardless of size or sector, can claim a grant from HMRC to cover up to 80% of the wages costs of employees who are not working but kept onREAD MORE

Covid-19 Lockdown Advice from ACAD

Following the Prime Ministers statement last night, we are receiving many communications requesting clarification on whether or not we should go to work. The UK is under lockdown but it is our understanding there is a clear distinction between the new social lockdown and work. Where people can work from home, then they should.  ContractorsREAD MORE

Guidance on Medical Surveillance

Further to the ACAD update to members providing information on the Medical Surveillance, HSE have now provided additional guidance which can be downloaded here and is shown below: Guidance for occupational health providers, appointed doctors and employers on performing health/medical surveillance In the light of advice from Public Health England on COVID-19, HSE has set out inREAD MORE

COVID-19 PPE Supply List Issues Statement for HSE Licensed Asbestos

Further to the ACAD update to members providing guidance on the options around coveralls, HSE have now provided additional guidance which can be downloaded here and is shown below: HSE have received a number of queries concerning purchase and use of Type 5 coveralls, this is a reminder of existing guidance and advice. Purchase ofREAD MORE

Government Financial Assistance for Business Roundup

The impact of the Coronavirus or COVID‐19 has accelerated significantly, with the Prime Minister asking everyone to avoid non‐essential contact with others and unnecessary travel. We know that actions so far and the potential for a ‘lockdown’ are causing serious concern for everyone in construction. Click here for Build UK Statement. Here is a summaryREAD MORE

COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Update

After much consideration and having taking advice from all of our stakeholders and from Public Health England, ACAD is suspending face to face training given the increasing severity of the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) global pandemic to protect our members, our staff and the general public. Clearly this will be kept under continual review but theREAD MORE

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