25 April 2020

Guidance for managing COVID-19 risks in the construction sector

People living in large workers’ camps and camp-like settings  can be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, in part because of the health risks associated with movement/migration and living in crowded places.

Actions taken by senior management of projects should consider the following based on emerging good practice. CDC has published guidance on handling COVID-19 risks in the construction sector. The information is an adapted abstract of the IASC guidelines to prevent COVID-19 in camp and camp-like settings. The document was written for refugee camps but full of useful advice for workers camps, too.

The guidance focuses on three key areas; communication,  prevention and care, we hope you find it useful.

In addition our CDC Guidance for Employers provides more detail on how to support staff and contractors during COVID-19.

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