THE NFRC HAS launched a dedicated COVID-19 helpline and section on its website as it looks to support members through the outbreak.
The website details all the personal health and business support on offer from the NHS and government.
NFRC Chief Executive James Talman said, “Apart from promoting a dedicated phone number on all matters related to COVID-19, it is essential that we are receiving information and feedback from all strands of our membership.
“There are common matters and there will be issues which affect large employers, SME’s, micro businesses and the self-employed. We need to consider the whole supply chain, the importance of two-way communication and how we can assist to keep it working as best as possible.
“We are well placed through our federal structure to have a clear understanding of regional variations and the situation in the devolved nations.
“Our priority is to assist our members in keeping sites working where safe to do so and to supporting members in as many ways as possible to weather this storm.’
Roofing Awards rescheduled
The federation has also rescheduled the 2020 UK Roofing Awards in the light of government advice and restrictions on large gatherings
The awards had been scheduled to take place on 1 May at the InterContinental London at the O2 arena.
However, the event will now take place on 2 October with all tickets still valid.
NFRC Chief Executive James Talman said: “The UK Roofing Awards is the roofing industry’s flagship event and we are all so disappointed that the Event inevitably had to be moved.
“However, we look forward hopefully to a more optimistic time for everyone in October and to delivering the event to the highest possible standards.
“We will continue to follow advice and protocol from the UK Government and NHS.”