Press Release

Statement regarding COVID-19

16 November 2020


The health, safety and wellbeing of all those who work with and for us, as well as the general public, is always our priority.

The COVID-19 crisis is continuously evolving, and we will continue to develop our approach and keep our stakeholders updated.  Our Group Crisis Management Team meets regularly to understand the evolving situation and to enable Balfour Beatty to respond swiftly to any changes.

In the UK, we support the UK Government’s position to allow the construction, infrastructure and manufacturing industries to continue operating where they can do so safely. In Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales we are following devolved Government guidelines. All sites, contracts and offices are following Balfour Beatty’s COVID-19 Site Operating Procedures, which are fully aligned to the latest Government guidelines.

In the US, we support the Federal Government’s position to classify construction workers and residential rental industry professionals as essential workers operating in critical infrastructure sectors and continue to adhere to COVID-19 regulations from federal, state and local authorities.

In Hong Kong, our 50:50 joint venture Gammon continues to adhere to the COVID-19 guidance set out by the Government’s Centre for Health Protection.

At Balfour Beatty we construct and maintain critical infrastructure at the backbone of economies and people’s daily lives as well as projects at the heart of local communities. We remain focused on ensuring we can continue to do so, now and when normal conditions return.


Media enquiries to:
Antonia Walton
Balfour Beatty
+44 (0) 203 810 2345 | follow us @balfourbeatty

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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 26,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
  • Our main geographies are the UK, US and Hong Kong. Over the last 110 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Antonia Walton

Head of Corporate Communications