15 May 2020 – Gradual resumption of construction work

Type of Intervention: Guidance, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Building and Construction Authority

Overview: Targeted at informing the public and construction sector, it states that building works will resume from June 2, 2020, with the appropriate govt approvals, COVID testing and safety measures in place, both enroute to, and at the worksite.
Full details here: https://www1.bca.gov.sg/docs/default-source/docs-corp-news-and-publications/media-releases/covid-19/gradual-resumption-of-construction-work.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: A gradual resumption is necessary to prevent a resurgence of COVID infections, and only +5% of the construction workforce will return in June 2020. In addition, worksites may not be safely left in a suspended state of non-completion, or need to be completed for other critical reasons.