In this latest episode of our Navigating COVID-19 podcast series, Sarah PollockEmma Schaafsma and Julie Farley consider the force majeure implications of a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections and the resulting re-imposition or tightening of lockdown measures.

Many contracting parties have already been affected by force majeure events arising out of the pandemic and the associated restrictions.  As the focus starts to shift toward the gradual easing of lockdown measures, those parties who have claimed force majeure relief will be preparing to resume performance as soon as the impact of the force majeure event comes to an end.  However, it is also important for contracting parties to prepare for any second wave force majeure situation, and the podcast will share some practical tips of actions that can be taken.

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The relevant issues are also discussed in this recent blog post.