With nearly 2,000 people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK and the number of people who have died at 71, Coronavirus has swiftly become a severe epidemic and the effects are reaching into all areas of our lives. The construction industry is no exception where often large numbers of people with differing skills and expertise come together to get a job done. The implications of locking down construction sites are of course extremely costly to businesses and their staff and requires careful consideration. Measures including social distancing and strict worker hygiene protocols are hoped to delay the need for such closures and keep the industry running for as long as is feasible. Read more here.