Government publishes COVID-19 guidance for telecommunications infrastructure deployment

Government publishes COVID-19 guidance for telecommunications infrastructure deployment

Monday, 06 April 2020

During this challenging time presented by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Cornerstone is following the advice of the UK Government and Public Health England.

Recognised as a critical sector by the government, the telecoms industry is working together to continue to provide the UK with the connectivity it needs at this time.

Having access to emergency services, the ability to work at home remotely, and digital social interaction is crucial for our communities today.

To help drive the continuous work needed by the telecommunications industry, the Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has issued guidance for telecommunications infrastructure deployment in England.

The guidance outlines:

  • What the regulations mean
  • Guidance for Local Authorities and landowners
  • Emergency access provision
  • Agreements between landlords and telecommunications network providers
  • Streetworks
  • Public health considerations

Read the full guidance here.

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