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As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to impact lives and businesses globally, in this timeline we are looking specifically at issues that are impacting the UK construction industry. All our team continue to work to ensure that we can bring you regular updates and insight at this turbulent time.

31st March 2020
News | The Government writes letter to the construction industry with thanks and confirmation regarding working from home and travelling to work:
"The Government has advised that wherever possible, people should work at home. However, we know that for many people working in construction their job requires them to travel to their place of work, and they can continue to do so. This is consistent with the Chief Medical Officer’s advice."  | Government

30th March 2020
Press | Kier, Bam and Wates restart work on sites | Building

30th March 2020
Glenigan Update | Work has been suspended on 1,924 sites, involving £89billion of construction work

27th March 2020
Glenigan Update | Work has been suspended on 1,803 sites, involving £87billion of construction work, as housebuilders and major contractors pause their operations in the wake of the government’s lockdown measures. The private housing sector has seen the biggest impact, with almost a third of projects currently on site now suspended. This makes up 60% of all suspended UK construction sites.

27th March 2020
Glenigan Update | Our weekly video roundup of how the Coronavirus outbreak is impacting the UK construction market

26th March 2020
Glenigan Update | Starting to identify temporary hospitals and hand sanitiser factory projects

25th March 2020
Glenigan Update | The latest edition of Glenigan's Construction Review is now available to download. This month's edition features our COVID-19 initial impact assessment on the construction industry, as well as the usual sector-by-sector analysis, economic outlook and contractor/client league tables.

25th March 2020
Press | Government try to give clarity on guidelines for construction sites to remain open | Construction Enquirer

24th March 2020
News | Growing list of contractors, material manufacturers and suppliers are closing sites and stores

24th March 2020
Glenigan Update | Major construction companies including Multiplex, Taylor Wimpey and ISG announce site closures following the government's lockdown announcement yesterday. We are verifying exactly which sites are being closed now, and detailed information will be available for Glenigan customers as soon as we have confirmation. Search keyword 'Coronavirus' to see all affected projects.

24th March 2020
Press | Redrow homes has reported a sharp drop in customers visiting its sites over the last week and is has slowed development activity on its active sites | House Builder

23rd March 2020
News | Housing minister, Robert Jenrick, offers some advice for the construction industry via his Twitter account

23rd March 2020
News | PM orders Coronavirus lockdown

23rd March 2020
Glenigan
Update | Our research teams have confirmed that the sites of Morgan Sindall, Kier, Willmott Dixon and Balfour Beatty are currently open and operational 

23rd March 2020
Press
| Building sites should close, says Sturgeon | Construction News

23rd March 2020
Press | Crisis prompts overhaul of procurement methods to speed up contract awards | Building

22nd March 2020
Press | Public sector clients ordered to help struggling contractors | Construction Enquirer

20th March 2020
Glenigan Update | Our weekly video roundup of how the Coronavirus outbreak is impacting the UK construction market

20th March 2020
Glenigan Update | Our research has identified a small, but rising number of projects that have been put on hold as a direct result of the Corona virus – at last count 34* projects. These typically appear to be projects that clash with the efforts to contain the virus, such as an extension to a care home where the health of vulnerable residents is a priority. *correct at time of posting

20th March 2020
Glenigan Update
| As yet we have has seen no fall off in the number of planning applications being submitted to local authorities for approval. This may change over the coming weeks as more clients and architects are working at home or self-isolating.

20th March 2020
Glenigan Update
| The government predicts that at the pandemic’s peak up to a fifth of the UK workforce will be in self-isolation. This has clear implications for the operation of work on-site and the timely delivery of projects.

20th March 2020
Glenigan Update
| The vast majority of construction products are manufactured in the UK, and only an estimated 26% of materials are imported. However, a high proportion of some materials, such as timber and M&E components are imported, which could lead to disruption on some projects.

20th March 2020
News | Schools close for the majority of students

17th March 2020
Press | PM urged by construction leadership council to keep construction sites open | Construction Enquirer

17th March 2020
News | EU border closure imposed for 30 days

16th March 2020
News | PM warns Britons to avoid non-essential contact

11th March 2020
Glenigan Update | In his Budget, the Chancellor announced a number of measures to address the economic impact on individuals and businesses of the COVID-19 pandemic and actions to control the spread of the virus. Specific measures have been targeted towards the retail, hotel and leisure sectors. Download our full report for more details

6th March 2020
News | First death from Coronavirus in UK

20th February 2020
News | Main contractor share prices tumble as global markets start to react to the Coronavirus impact

31st January 2020
News | First confirmed cases of Coronavirus reported in the UK