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Guidance on Mask Wearing at Court has changed - updated 15.01.21

From now on, judges and magistrates should strongly encourage the wearing of masks/face coverings by everyone in the courtroom except for the judge/ presiding magistrate, the advocate who is speaking and the witness giving evidence. Jurors should be strongly encouraged to wear masks/face coverings in their retiring room.

Senior Presiding Judge & Duputy Senior Presiding Judge

From now on, judges and members should strongly encourage the wearing of masks/face coverings by everyone in the hearing room, except for the judge/panel or a person who is directly addressing the tribunal. 

Senior President of Tribunals

 

Lateral Flow Test Pilot - Southwark Crown Court - 11.02.21

The SEC is pleased to announce that, from Monday 15th February 2021, a Covid19 testing centre will be opening at Southwark Crown Court. This will be a pilot scheme primarily aimed at priority court users who are using the Court building for hearings during the period of the scheme.

The scheme will operate from Monday 15th February for a period of 3-4 weeks.

Further details here