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The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has urged the construction industry to ensure the widest possible uptake of the NHS covid-19 app, which launches in England and Wales today.
The app will enable QR check-in at sites and venues and the
CLC said it would be an important way for NHS Test and Trace in England, and
NHS Test, Trace, Protect in Wales to contact multiple people when coronavirus
outbreaks are identified.
Co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Andy
Mitchell said: “We believe the construction industry can lead the way in
encouraging the widest possible roll-out of this app, which will be vital in
our national fight against covid-19 in the weeks and months ahead.
“Construction is uniquely placed in that we have been
operating throughout the pandemic using Site Operating Procedures to ensure covid-secure
environments, a model of safety best practice that has been taken up in other
sectors and across the world.
“In addition, as well as employing some 2.3 million people,
our industry is highly visible to the public in all parts of England and Wales.
“That’s why we are urging all employers in our sector to
ensure QR codes are displayed prominently on sites and in workplaces, and that
steps are taken to encourage employees to download the app and use it regularly
on a daily basis.
“Throughout this emergency the construction industry has
risen to the challenge of keeping the economy going while protecting the safety
of our workforce.
“The NHS covid-19 app will be another weapon in our armoury
to ensure that where coronavirus outbreaks do occur, those who have been
exposed are able to contacted and told to isolate, which will be key to suppressing
this disease over the next six months.”