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