The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed Housing Minister Michael Gove’s proposals for taking action on the growing cladding scandal but warned that his new plan would not completely solve the problem.
A study into short-range Covid transmission has said that physical distancing and mask-wearing is still likely to be the best way to prevent infection over ventilation which is likely to have a lesser impact.
Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, has warned developers that they must pay to fix the cladding crisis they caused as he overhauls the government’s approach to building safety.
More than half of office workers had expected to be back in the office today, and three quarters would have been back by the end of this week, according to the latest research from the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM).
The Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities has written to all landlords in England, including commercial organisations running private homes, asking them to ensure adequate ventilation to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The British Safety Council is urging the UK Government to approach air pollution hazards with the same degree of urgency as it does climate change and to improve monitoring of air pollution levels across the UK.