Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and guidance for CECA Scotland members

All the latest advice, guidance and information for CECA Scotland members during the COVID-19 pandemic

All Scottish Government GOVID-19 guidance can be found here and a COVID-19, produced by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre can be found here

Latest COVID-19 Lockdown News

On Monday 19 July all parts of Scotland will move to Level 0 but the Scottish Government continues to urge caution due to the high prevalence of the Delta variant in Scotland. You can read information about what you can and cannot do in Level 0 here.

The Scottish Government will publish revised operating guidance for construction soon and this page will be updated as soon as it is released. In the meantime the guidance published in January remains in place.

Most remaining restrictions will be removed on 9 August, if the data on cases and hospitalisations allows, and the Scottish Government will provide an update on 3 August.

Scotland’s new Strategic Framework (23rd February)

Open letter to construction industry – 25 February 2021

The First Minister’s statement about the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions can be found here

An update to the Scottish Government’s Strategic Framework can be found here

Find out exactly which coronavirus lockdown restrictions apply to you with the postcode checker

Safer workplace guidance, released on a sectoral basis, can be found here

Find out more about grants for businesses that have closed or had to significantly change operations here

The Find Business Support website has further information on support available to firms affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

Updated Site Operating Procedures (Jan 2021)

Working On Site During the Pandemic

Working from Home Safely

CICV Home Working Guidance

CICV Home Working Checklist

Latest Lockdown Measures

February Lockdown Review

January Lockdown 2021 Measures

First Minister’s statement – Monday 4 January 2021 

Stay at home guidance 


22nd December – Public Urged to Stay at Home

19th December UPDATE: New Xmas rules & Level 4 from Boxing Day:

New guidance issued for the festive period – (


Christmas COVID-19: Restrictions relaxed 23rd-27th Dec

COVID-19 Guidance for the Festive Period

Updated Guidance on Travel and Transport (20th Nov)

Businesses and workplaces that can open and close in Level 4

New Strategic Framework (effective Monday 2nd November 2020)

COVID-19 Levels: What You Can and Can’t Do

Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4

COVID-19 Levels from Friday 11th November

COVID-19 Protection Levels (Tuesday 24th Nov update)

New COVID-19 Protection Levels (from Friday 20th Nov)

New COVID-19 Protection Levels (from Friday 13th Nov)

COVID-19 Guidance (for construction) on Sharing Self Catering Accommodation

COVID-19 Local Protection Levels: Postcode Checker

COVID-19 Allocation of Levels (announced 29th October)

Opening Statement by First Minister to Parliament (27th October)

COVID-19 Protection Levels (Draft – 27th October)

Levels Table

Scotland’s Strategic Framework

COVID-19 Protection Levels

Expansion of Hospitality Provisions 

Phase 3 Review: Thursday 15th October 

Phase 3: Staying Safe & Protecting Others (new guidance on face coverings)

COVID-19 Restrictions to Remain 

COVID-19 Routemap and Regulatory Review 

COVID-19: Modelling the Epidemic

New Measures: Friday 9th Oct 6pm – Sunday 25th Oct (inclusive)

COVID-19: What You Can and Cannot Do (9th October)

Updated Guidance on Homeworking (9th October)

First Minister’s statement to the Scottish Parliament, 7th October 

New Moves to Tackle the COVID-19 Spread (7th October)

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Additional Temporary Measures) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

CECA Scotland COVID-19 Special – 9th October 2020

CECA Briefing Note – New Levels of COVID-19 Restrictions In England – 13 October 2020

New Measures: 22nd September 2020

Following the COVID-19 Alert level being raised from 3 to 4, new measures have been introduced to fight what appears to be a second wave of the virus.

Statement from First Minister, 22.9.20. 

Coronavirus What You Can and Can’t Do, 22.9.20

Phase 3 Update: Staying Safe and Protecting Others, 22.9.20

UK Government Winter Economy Plan – CECA Briefing, 24.9.20

Restart and return to work

Scottish Government COVID-19 Sector Advice Card  

Construction Leadership Forum draft Recovery Plan (August 2020)

Construction Scotland restart plan

Construction Scotland Safe Operating Procedures

Construction Scotland restart model

COVID-19 Construction Sector Guidance

Scottish Government: Phase 3 – Business and Social Distancing Guidance

COVID-19: Homeworking Guidance (23.7.20)

Scottish Government: Return to Work Safely Guidance

CECA Workplace Safety video

Test and Protect Guidance for Employers

Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum Resources 

CICV Forum health and safety signage and posters

CICV Forum restart guidance animation

Returning to college safely PowerPoint

Return  to  work  Toolbox Talk

CICV Return To Work Pack

Returning to Work from Furlough

Scotland’s Routemap 


Phase 3 Update – 10th September

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Framework for Decision Making – Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis – Phase 3 Update (20th August)

Business and Social Distancing Guidance

Staying Safe and Away from Others

Shielding Update (23.7.20)

Route map physical distancing update

Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding support and contacts

Transport Transition Plan

Latest advice on quarantine rules in Scotland

Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making – Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis 

Phase 2 Scotland’s Routemap: Physical Distancing Update (2nd July)

Scotland’s Routemap: Updated Approach to Physical Distancing in light of scientific advice 

Scotland’s Routemap: Indicative Dates for Phase 2 and Early Phase 3 (24th June)

Phase 2: Scotland’s Routemap Update (18th June)

Latest Scottish Government Guidance and Support

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you can and cannot do

Staying Safe and Protecting Others: Physical Distancing 

Phase 2 Measures Confirmed (2/7/20)

Coronavirus (COVID-19: Construction Guidance

Scottish Government and coronavirus [updated daily]

Letter to Construction Scotland and the Construction Leadership Forum from the Minister for Housing

Coronavirus (COVID-19): business and physical distancing guidance

Further guidance on physical distancing can be found on NHS inform.


Construction policy notes (CPNs)

CPN 1/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19 – impact on construction contracts
CPN 2/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – project bank accounts signing requirements during COVID-19
CPN 3/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – preparations for contracting authorities to restart the procurement and management of construction contracts
CPN 4/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – managing disputes and cashflow

Scottish Public Procurement Notices

SPPN 4/2020 covers procurement related issues as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak
SPPN 5/2020 sets out guidance for public bodies on options for payment to their suppliers to ensure service continuity during the current COVID-19 outbreak
SPPN 6/2020 reminds public bodies of the range of procurement procedures available to them and describes some practical steps that can be taken to optimise resources during the COVID-19 outbreak
SPPN 8/2020 is supplementary to SPPN 5/2020 and comes into effect on 1 July 2020

SPPN 9/2020 provides updated guidance on contract payment terms and on the use of Construction Procurement Route 1A (Quick Quote or similar procedures) in public sector construction procurement.


Support for workers and business support in Scotland

Advice on Scottish Government support packages available for business and their employees

Fair Work during the COVID-19 crisis

Scottish Government Joint Statement with the STUC

Health and Safety

Health and Safety Executive COVID-19 latest information and advice


The latest updates from the CITB during COVID-19

UK Government Support and Guidance

UK Government support for businesses
UK Government support for self-employed
UK Government advice for employers
UK Government guidance for employees
UK Government stay at home guidance
UK Government travel advice

CECA Briefings

Winter Economy Plan (24.9.20)

CITB Announcement – 25 June 2020

Redundancy Procedure Guidance – 26 May 2020

Managing Remote Teams, Furloughed or Self Isolated Employees – 13 May 2020

Covid-19 & Insurance – 12 May 2020

Covid-19 – Back To Work Guidance – 12 May 2020

CECA – T&D E-Resources – 2 April 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – 24 March 2020 

Further Information

For specific enquiries, please contact Grahame Barn, Chief Executive by email to