AXA battles soccer club over COVID business interruption policy

By Silvia Martelli (February 11, 2022, 19:40 GMT) – AXA Insurance has hit back at a semi-professional British football club seeking to recoup losses it has suffered due to COVID-19, saying government restrictions that forced to close do not fall under the sickness clause of the policy.

In a defense filed in the High Court on February 7, AXA said the policy clause on which Altrincham Association Football Club Ltd. relied on for its lawsuit only covers losses due to national measures resulting from cases of COVID-19 occurring at the premises.

But the UK government did not impose national lockdown restrictions in 2020 and 2021 “due to COVID-19 (or any reportable human disease) manifesting…

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