JCT’s Covid-19 hub contains articles and other information resources for JCT contract users on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on construction projects. The situation with Covid-19 has been changing and moving rapidly as the wider implications on the industry are being considered from a legal perspective. This page is regularly updated as new information becomes available.

The content covers the following areas:

  • General information on the pandemic and construction, the Covid-19 timeline, and contracts entered into prior to the foreseeable effect of the pandemic on the industry.
  • Summary of the guidance from UK Government and other industry bodies, including the Construction Industry Council (CLC).
  • Impact on future projects and contract provisions that need to be considered.

JCT Articles

(first published April 2020)

(published September 2020)

(published September 2020)

(published September 2020)

(Note: The focus of JCT articles is restricted to construction projects in England and Wales which are using JCT contracts. It is specific to the JCT Standard Building Contract (SBC) and all JCT contracts with like provisions for extension of time, loss and expense, and termination. Notable exceptions, which are referred to in the document, are the JCT Constructing Excellence Contract (CE) and the JCT Minor Works Contract (MW).)

Other Resources

(source: cms.law)

(source: http://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/news/future-proofing-guide-for-contracts-launched/, published July 2020)

Note – JCT does not provide consultancy or legal advice on individual cases, matters of practice or courses of action. Professional legal advice should be sought for matters relating to your individual case.