NEC ECC: We have X2 but 60.1(19) deleted. Can we still claim a compensation event for Covid-19?

We do have X2 as a secondary option and there has been a law change due to Corona virus. However, the Z clauses have deleted 60.1(19) and the Project Manager is saying we can’t claim a conference for Coronvirus with 60.1(19) deleted.

What can the Contractor claim for in this situation?

Technically there is a compensation event under X2 if the law changed after the Contract Date however you will have to prove that the cost and time incurred can be attributed to a specific change in the law. To do this you may have to analyse recent new legislation and quote specific sections in the compensation event notification and then prove how social distancing and self isolation measures etc have affected you cost and time.