NEC ECC: Which CE Clause to use due to Coronavirus?

I’m currently working as a main contractor on a heavily amended NEC3 Option A contract which has seen the 60.1 (4) ‘Instruction to Stop’ removed and the 60.1 (19) ‘Force Majeure’ amended to state that it’s only applicable in the event of terrorism. (Also there is no X2 Clause in the contract).

Due to coronavirus, the Client has now shutdown the site. Given the above amendments, I’d be interested to see what people’s thoughts are on which route to go down for the associated NCE I’ll be raising.

The only other CE you are left with is at clause 60.1(2) of NEC3 - the Employer does not allow access to and use of the Site.

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