This decision has been taken due to a number of factors including personnel shortages, problems with sourcing construction materials and a desire to minimise the need for personnel to be travelling to site, sometimes from some distance, possibly using public transport.
The sites will be left in a safe and secure condition and will be inspected on a regular basis. Members of the public can email the Major Projects Team at email@example.com if they have any concerns e.g. about site security. Work will resume once it is considered safe and appropriate to do so.
Where work is still underway, for example where our contractors are making a site safe, the personnel will strictly adhere to the recently issued construction industry’s Site Operating Procedures which require personnel who have symptoms of Covid-19 not to attend site and specify hygiene measures and procedures for minimising interaction between operatives.
Projects where work is being largely or completely suspended include the Churchfields in Kidderminster, Pinvin crossroads near Pershore and the A38 between the M5 and M42 in Bromsgrove.
For more information on Worcestershire County Council’s Major Projects, visit their website here.