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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic - SBF Support

Following the First Minister's statement in the Scottish Pariament on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 January 2021 the Construction industry can continue to operate at this difficult time.

However, legislation in relation to tradespeople undertaking essential work in homes has been strengthened as have laws on the requirement for employers to facilitate working from home. 

A full update will be circulated to all SBF Members through the daily coronavirus briefing email this afternoon.  

Thank you to all SBF Members who have made significant efforts to ensure safe working practices on site. Please continue to follow health and safety guidance iincluding Construction Scotland's newly published Addendum to the sector's Safe Operating Guidance which can be viewed here: Construction Scotland Safe Operating Guidance Addendum

A transcript of the First Minister speach in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 13 January 2021 can be read here: First Minister's statement 13 January 2021

Further information can be found here: Strengthening lockdown restrictions




The Scottish Building Federation's office is currently closed in accordance with the prevailing guidance from the Scottish Government. The SBF office is checked regularly although there may be a delay in receiving and responding to post at this chalenging time. However, all members of the SBF team continue to work remotely and can be contacted on the SBF office number (0131 556 8866), via email or on the relevant mobile phone number.  

As a result, in these unprecedented times, the Scottish Building Federation continues to offer business support services directly to our Members. SBF Members are currently receiving a regular update in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak, containing a construction focus which helps to add important context to the impacts on our Members and their businesses.

To discuss specific advice relating to accessing Government support, employment law, health and safety and construction contracts or simply to chat through the issues that your business is facing during this extremely difficult period, please do not hesitate to contact SBF directly on 0131 556 8866. 

SBF Members can also access the online SBF Members Area which contains specific advice relating to Coronavrus including template procedures, letters, posters and updates.

The SBF Members Area can be accessed here: SBF Members Area Log In

SBF Members who have not already done so can create an account to access the SBF Members area here: SBF Online Members Area Access Request  

SBF is also a key member of the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum.


Developing trust over 125 years

The Scottish Building Federation was established in 1895 working with its members to bring together ideals, collective needs and collaborative business practices. SBF continues to represent the interests and aspirations of its members throughout Scotland. With a professional approach, excellent service and an efficient team, SBF is ready to assist your construction company on the path to future success. 

For more information on the wide-ranging benefits enjoyed by SBF Members, please visit: SBF Membership Benefits.  

Reputable builders can apply to join the Scottish Building Federation here.