How Can Contractors Seek Relief Under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act?

28 Apr 2020 LegisWatch

In our previous update, we examined the impact of the newly enacted COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (“Act”) on the construction industry. To recap, the Act provides temporary relief to contractors who are unable to fulfil certain contractual obligations because of COVID-19 event(s).

On 20 April 2020, certain provisions in the Act (including those which deal with temporary relief for inability to perform certain contracts), as well as the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) Regulations 2020 (“Regulations”), came into effect. The measures specified in the Act and the Regulations apply to contractual obligations that are to be performed on or after 1 February 2020 and only for contracts that were entered into before 25 March 2020. The period of relief will be for six months, from 20 April 2020 to 19 October 2020, in the first instance and may be extended to up to a year.

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Christopher CHUAH
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