Varying construction contracts to provide COVID-19 relief

Published on 29 April 2020

Parties to construction contracts are struggling to meet their contractual obligations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, governments around the globe have released guidance to government agencies to protect the financial viability of projects, to protect supply chains and to minimise exposure to Coronavirus related project stresses. This is particularly so in those jurisdictions where public health orders and the like have resulted in the complete closure of construction sites, but also in jurisdictions where sites have remained open and work has continued subject to various constraints (such as social distancing measures).

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