In a media release this afternoon the judiciary says no one will be allowed into the Hall of Justice until sanitization has been completed.
It says vacating the building has become necessary as a precautionary measure as it has become necessary to investigate an officer’s COVID-19 status.
While no one has been confirmed as COVID-19 positive, the usual precautions for this level of exposure have called for the current course of action.
It says the sanitisation of the Hall of Justice will be conducted as required and there shall be no in-person hearings or activities until further notice.
The release says attention is also drawn to the Judiciary’s Practice Direction No. 8 of October 26, 2020, which has dealt with the general discontinuation of in-person hearings except in limited circumstances.
Members of the public will be kept apprised of developments and are kindly reminded that services such as CourtPay, the Domestic Violence Hotline and e-filing are available.