Covid-19 has disrupted construction project around the World. The go to for many contractors is to lodge a Force Majeure claim for the delays they have suffered. This might not be the best clause to claim your delay under and you could consider the clause of changed legislation where the government or state has shut work sites down.
This useful article from Batch Mewing Lawyers Force Majeure In Construction Contracts: Tips And Traps provides more information on Force Majeure and whether your project is entitled to claim for delays caused by Force Majeure.
It's vital that you get your delay claim correct.
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