E-briefing: Summarising the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 For The Construction Industry

E-briefing: Summarising the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 For The Construction Industry
09 Apr 2020


  1. On 7 April 2020, Parliament passed the wide-ranging COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the “Act”) to provide temporary, targeted relief to alleviate the immense pressures caused to individuals, firms and businesses as a result of the COVID-19 disease.


  2. We have reviewed the Act in our article, particularly in relation to how the Act affects the construction industry.


  3. The article is attached to this e-briefing, and deals with the following:
    1. Application to the Construction Industry & Commencement of Temporary Reliefs
    2. Period of Temporary Relief
    3. Types of Temporary Reliefs Provided
    4. No Temporary Relief from Adjudication Proceedings
    5. Qualifying for Temporary Reliefs
    6. Effects of Temporary Reliefs
      1. Extension of Performance Bonds
      2. Limitation in Calling Performance Bonds,
      3. Additional Reliefs for the Construction Industry:
    7. Defences to Liquidated Damages or Other Damages & Other Defences
    8. Consequences of Contravening a Valid Temporary Relief Notification
    9. Contesting the Temporary Relief Notification.


  4. Please note that you can click on each section in the enclosed article to be taken directly to that section.


  5. A copy of the article can also be found here.

For further information, contact:

Tan Chau Yee



+65 6361 9850

Justin Tan

Senior Associate


+65 6361 9877

Andrea Koh

Senior Associate


+65 6361 9336

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