Image copyright Deeley Group image caption Delivery of items such as flooring and doors takes months instead of weeks, Deeley Group said
A construction company said that almost all of its sites have been hit by staff shortages as workers are being asked to isolate themselves.
Eleanor Deeley of Group DCoventry-based eeley said work on projects including nursing homes and housing has been delayed as a result.
She calls on a construction worker to be exempt from the rules. self-isolation.
Government must reveal who is fully -vaccinated key workers will be exempt from self-isolation.
The Deeley Group, which has 14 construction sites employing 80 staff and 350 contractors, are working on developments including medical centers, student blocks, a supermarket and a school extension.
Ms Deeley said the government should consider business construction as essential businesses or allow them to be part of a daily test to be tested instead of self-isolating.
" If we could test every day that should solve the problem and we should be allowed to continue working because we areIt's an essential industry "she said.
Ms Deeley said 90% of sites had been affected by staff shortages as workers were asked to self-isolate by the NHS app Test and Trace.
Image copyright Deeley Group image caption Eleanor Deeley said workers should be allowed to be tested g instead of self-isolating
In one case 12 ground workers were ordered to isolate but she said even small numbers were a big impact on their construction projects.
"This means the production of affordable housing is being pushed back more than that because other trades cannot just fit in and drop out. 'other plans to adapt,' she said.
Ms Deeley said the pandemic continued to impact construction projects further up the chain. 'supply, adding delays to product delivery times.
"Door frames areI haven't gone from six weeks to six months. How can we build a house faster than we can get our hands on a door? "She said.
" We tried to get our hands on a siding of ground for a student program. Last month It was 10 weeks, now it is six months. "
Downing Street has declared that a list of workers who will be exempt from self-isolation is they are fully vaccinated to be released on Thursday.
Self-isolation for all fully vaccinated people reported by the NHS Covid-19 app in England, as close contacts should be removed from 'here August 16.
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