No work will stop on strategic network during second lockdown, says HE

Highways England has said it will not be stopping any activities during the second nation lockdown, due to start this Thursday.

This was confirmed to the supply chain in a statement today by Malcolm Dare, Executive Director of Commercial and Procurementat Highways England.

In the statement, he said: “Highways England will continue to operate in the C-19 compliant way that we have collectively evolved since March because the Prime Minister specifically stated that the construction industry should continue to work. We will not be stopping any activities and I would like all suppliers to support this approach in the same way that you supported Highways England at the start of the pandemic.

“Please remember that all activities must be in line with Construction Leadership Council Site Operating Procedures V6 and Government guidelines and it is essential that we do this in order to keep the SRN operating to support the country, the economy and to maintain cash flow to all tiers of the supply chain.”

He went on to say: “Please also keep us fully informed of any challenges that you believe could occur, or you are experiencing, so that we can ensure a coordinated Highways England and supply chain response. Please also continue to work with your normal points of contact within Highways England on a daily basis.”

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