This information relates only to implications for English law contracts.
Some contractual clauses require the parties to comply with all health and safety regulations.
The effect of such clauses may be to turn policies or legislation arising from the Covid-19 crisis into contractual provisions.
Often, such provisions are twinned with clauses allowing the performing party to recover the increased costs resulting from these health and safety regulations.
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