The Construction Leadership Council has issued guidance notes for business and organisations during the current period of mourning up to and including the day of the State Funeral.

Following the official guidance, stating: ‘there is no obligation on organisations to suspend business during the National Mourning period.

‘Depending on the nature and location of their business and the tone of planned events, some businesses may wish to consider closing or postponing events, especially on the day of the State Funeral, however this is at the discretion of individual businesses.’ The CLC adds:

“Given the nature of construction activity, it is advisable companies carefully consider on an individual basis, whether those sites operating in the vicinity of specific areas (e.g. Central London) should continue to do so during the mourning period and the State Funeral, especially at times when large crowds are likely to gather to pay their respects.

It concludes: “Our guidance is that organisations should – where possible – consider offering their employees some kind of leave to enable them to pay their respects.”

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