Does COVID-19 Change the Rules?



Lawyer Geoff Hardy examines whether Covid-19 affects your rights and responsibilities under your landscaping contracts

At the time I wrote this, we were back in Alert Level 2 (or in Auckland’s case, Alert Level 2.5) and we were unsure whether we were heading for Level 1 or not. Tradesmen had by and large continued working despite the increased restrictions, but they were having to observe all the social distancing, personal protection equipment, hygiene, contract tracing, and other precautions that applied to Level 2. They were also facing backlogs in the supply of materials. That meant they were going slow and incurring additional cost.


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