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The Scottish Government is facing further calls to close non-essential construction sites after a series of Covid-19 outbreaks.

Unite’s Steven Dillon has now called for the Scottish Government to restrict construction to only essential work, as it was during the first lockdown in March 2020.

He told the Glasgow Times: “We are aware of outbreaks at construction sites across Glasgow. Unite’s position is that we should revert back to the way building was in the original lockdown with only essential works operating and then start it back phase by phase as the numbers come down as we did originally.”

A spokesman for Multiplex, the main contractors at the Glasgow University site, said: “Protecting our workforce and the general public from Covid-19 is our number one priority. Multiplex was the first contractor in the UK to shut down all sites in response to the pandemic last March, and the procedures and protocols we have put in place have resulted in only a limited number of positive Covid-19 cases on our sites, including the University of Glasgow.”

Through these unprecedented times, one thing that echoed throughout the whole of JMAC is that we do not want Covid-19 to dominate our ability to be optimistic, positive and caring. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do at JMAC, and we feel it is important to help protect the people who have played such a huge part in our story so far.

At JMAC, we have ensured we have communicated clearly to our clients at each stage of the Covid-19 process. Whether that’s through calls, emails or on social media posts, our standpoint has been clear and consistent. We have let all clients know we’re still here and free for a chat should anyone have any questions or issues. We’re also in the process of offering one to one business support to any clients who feel they could benefit from our assistance.

We hope everyone stays safe and well throughout this time, and we look forward to returning to working as normal as soon as the government advises that it is safe to do so. We also hope the rest of our industry, and other businesses in general, will follow our lead and do everything they can to support their clients and community throughout this challenging and testing time.

If anyone has any questions regarding this post, or the work that we do here at JMAC, please feel free to email us at sales@jmacsafetysystems.co.uk

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