Taylor Wimpey set to reopen sites in Scotland

TAYLOR Wimpey is to begin preparing its Scottish sites for a return to work, following the country’s construction industry entering phase one of its recovery plan.

In a statement, the firm said, “Following the Scottish Government’s announcement on Thursday 21 May 2020 to ease restrictions on non-essential construction work from 28 May 2020, our site management teams will begin to prepare sites for a safe return to construction activities, implementing strict social distancing protocols based on the latest Scottish Government Health Protection Scotland guidelines.

“We do not plan to reopen sales centres or show homes in Scotland at this time until we receive the support of the Scottish Government.”

In a separate statement, Taylor Wimpey said that their new site safety protocols have been implemented successfully on their construction sites that have remained open during the lockdown.

The statement read, “Our first priority remains the health and safety of our customers, employees, subcontractors and wider communities, and we are extremely proud of the way our teams have adapted to the new ways of working.

“Our new site protocols have been implemented successfully and the new Taylor Wimpey Covid-19 code of conduct continues to receive strong support from our employees and subcontractors.

“These measures include detailed signage, phased sign-in times, strict protocols for social distancing, modification of welfare facilities and additional customised Taylor Wimpey PPE.”