During the construction at Blary Hill it was necessary to give extra concern to the local due to Covid-19. RES enacted a bespoke COVID-19 management plan for the roadworks and forestry felling, including enhanced hygiene measures and social distancing to make sure all personnel are safe. As part of this plan, RES purposely used a local contractor to limit the number of people travelling to site from outside the area and to benefit local businesses. Prior to commencing works on-site, the project team held a series of calls with the chair of the local community council. The communication allowed the community to share any concerns regarding working practices during the COVID-19 outbreak and to address these and reassure the wider community that the appropriate measures were in place. Subsequently, a letter was sent to residents in the local area outlining the details of the work and the precautions being taken which resulted in no concerns being raised. The project team held a “Meet the Buyer” event virtually during lockdown in July 2020 to identify further local businesses and suppliers who can support the project.