The Judiciary of T&T has announced that a member of staff at the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain has tested positive for covid19.
In a statement, the Judiciary said that it was working closely with the Ministry of Health and all of the relevant protocols are being followed with respect to contact tracing and testing.
While sanitization of the building was completed recently, the building will remain closed during this new tracing and testing exercise.
The Judiciary said operations will continue to be conducted remotely and there will be no in-person hearings or activities.
All in-person service appointments, which were scheduled for November 16th to 20th have been rescheduled.
The public was also advised that the payment of cash bail, which was usually paid at the Hall of Justice, will now be facilitated at the Port of Spain magistrates’ court while other services such as e-filings and virtual hearings continue to be available.
This is the second Covid case at the Hall of Justice in recent days. Last week, a member of staff at the clerk to the judges department tested positive for covid19.