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Responding to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

“TTA is committed to supporting its members in whatever way it can during the current crisis,” says Paul Luff, chairman. “We are doing this by working with our partners in the industry to get the best possible support from Government, by providing information on how to access that support.” 

Read the full statement about the easing of the lockdown from Paul Luff.

The TTA team are on hand to support all members – get in contact by emailing membership@tile.org.uk or phoning 0300 365 8453.

Use the quick links below to jump to a section:

On Site Working Conditions

Working Safely During Covid-19 (Gov.uk)Click here
Permitted Hours of Work (Gov.uk)Click here
FAQs
Site Operating Procedures V5 (Build UK & Construction Leadership Council)Click here
Site operating procedures compliance checklist (CITB)Click here
Health, safety and environmental risk assessment template (CITB)Click here
A toolbox talk for construction workers (CITB)Click here
Weekly site operating procedures checklist (CITB)Click here
Working in Private Homes (Gov.uk)Click here
Construction Sector Guidance (Scotland)Click here
Safe Working (Construction Scotland)Click here
Construction Industry Coronavirus ForumClick here
Construction Sector Guidance (Wales)Click here
Social distancing guidelines (Wales)Click here
Keep Wales Safe At Work Guidance (Welsh Government)Click here
Workplace Guidance (Northern Ireland)Click here
Overnight Accommodation – UK and Ireland (Build UK)Click here
Getting Tested for Covid-19 (Gov.uk)Click here
Safe Working Guidelines (BSI)Click here
Face Coverings on Public TransportClick here
Business and Planning Bill (Gov.uk)Click here
New planning regulations (Gov.uk)Click here
New infrastructure programme (Gov.uk)Click here
Construction Talent Retention SchemeClick here
Fast track consent process for extended working hoursClick here

PPE Suppliers

Click here to view a list of TTA members currently supplying PPE.

Contractual Issues

Conflict Avoidance Pledge (RICS)Click here
Guidance on Contractual Issues (Build UK)Click here
Guidance on Contractual Issues – Addendum for Scotland (Build UK)Click here
Statement on Payments & Contracts (Construction Leadership Council)Click here
National Infrastructure and Construction Procurement Pipeline 2020/2021 (Gov.uk)Click here
Executive Summary Report

Retail/Merchant Support

Retailers Who Must Remain Closed (Gov.uk)Click here
Branch Operating Guidelines (BMF & Construction Leadership Council)Click here
Working Safely During Covid-19 (Gov.uk)Click here
Staying Covid-19 Safe Downloadable PosterClick here
Construction Talent Retention SchemeClick here

Business Support

TTA Membership Subscription Support (Payment Holidays or Altering Arrangements)Click here
Bounce Back Loan Scheme (British Business Bank)Click here
Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (Gov.uk)Click here
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (Gov.uk)Click here
Trade Credit Guarantees (Gov.uk)Click here
Financial Support for Businesses (Gov.uk)Click here
UK Government’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy (Gov.uk)Click here
3 month Extension to File Accounts (Gov.uk)Click here
Tax Guidance (Build UK)Click here
VAT Abolished on PPE (Gov.uk)Click here
Extension to MOT deadline on vehicles (Gov.uk)Click here
Business Support available in Wales (Business Wales)Click here
Business Support available in Northern Ireland (NI Business Info)Click here
Republic of Ireland Coronavirus Support Page (Gov.ie)Click here
Republic of Ireland Recovery Strategy (Gov.ie)Click here
Scotland’s Route Map Through the CrisisClick here
Construction Scotland Re-Start PlanClick here
Return to work package (Scotland)Click here
Border RegulationsClick here
Roadmap to Recovery (Construction Leadership Council)Click here
UK Global Tariff (Gov.uk)Click here
VAT Deferral (Gov.uk)Click here
Economic Impacts Survey (ONS)Click here
Transport for London Toolkit for the Construction SectorClick here
Construction Talent Retention SchemeClick here
Extending deadlines (Companies House)Click here
Online document submissions (Companies House)Click here
Easements on Annual General MeetingsClick here
Additional time to develop a rescue or restructure planClick here
Fast track consent process for extended working hoursClick here
The UK’s new start: let’s get goingClick here
New measures to stimulate constructionClick here
Building Safety BillClick here
Cost Assessment Toolkit (Construction Leadership Council)Click here

Income Support

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (Gov.uk)Click here
Clarification on Taxation – Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (Chartered Institute of Taxation)Click here
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Gov.uk)Click here
Statutory Sick Pay Rebate SchemeClick here
Extension to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support SchemeClick here
HMRC Statistics on Income SupportClick here
Local Authority Discretionary Grants FundClick here
Construction Talent Retention SchemeClick here

Training

Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, etc (Gov.uk)Click here
Guidance from CITBClick here
CITB Skills & Training FundClick here
CITB Leadership & Management Development FundClick here
CITB Skills Stability PlanClick here

CSCS Cards

Guidance on Application (CSCS)Click here
CSCS Card Partner Response Schemes (CSCS)Click here

Insurance

Updates provided to TTA by Cobra Insurance Brokers

Update from Cobra Insurance BrokersClick here
Back to Work Guide (Cobra)Click here
Trade Credit Insurance Guidance (Construction Leadership Council)Click here
Trade Credit Insurance Information (Gov.uk)Click here

Health & Safety

Donating PPE to the front line (Gov.uk)Click here
Stallard Kane’s dedicated support pageClick here
Back in Business Guide (Stallard Kane)Click here
Health & Safety Executive dedicated support pageClick here
Extension on first aid qualificationsClick here
Homeworker Hazard Checklist (Stallard Kane)Click here
HSE Regulatory StatementClick here

Consumer Advice

Consumer advice can be found in the Work Safe. Safe Work website.

The Work Safe. Safe Work campaign has been developed by TrustMark, the only government endorsed quality scheme for tradespeople, with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The information, which can be downloaded or given to the homeowner before the visit to the property, gives practical advice to homeowners about what COVID-safety measures should be discussed and carried out before, during and after work is done in and around their home. It also sets out the need for conversations to be had with the tradesperson and sets out what types of tasks are the responsibility of the homeowner, such as disinfecting door handles before and after the tradesperson comes into the home. It also sets out what responsibilities lie with the tradesperson, such as providing their own PPE. It provides simple and clear information on tasks that should be completed and a list of helpful questions to ask.