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Face Coverings in court buildings

Posted on 29th July 2020 in Affordable Housing

Posted by

Jenny Lloyd

Associate and Solicitor
Face Coverings in court buildings

As of Monday 27 July 2020, those attending Court buildings will be required to wear a face covering in the communal areas. This applies to lawyers, representatives of Landlords and to tenants.

The only reasons for not wearing a face covering in a communal area are:

  • they have disability or health issue that makes it difficult
  • wearing one will cause the wearer severe distress
  • if a deaf person needs to read the individual’s lips (though speech-to-text apps should also be considered)
  • for eating, drinking or taking medicine.

Updated guidance will be published on the Government webiste over the next week.

 

What is a face covering?

The current Government guidance lists a face covering as:

“… something which safely covers the nose and mouth. You can buy reusable or single-use face coverings. You may also use a scarf, bandana, religious garment or hand-made cloth covering but these must securely fit round the side of the face.”

Current Government guidance can be found on their webiste.

 

What to do if I am exempt

To try and help those who are exempt the Government has come up with a series of exemption badges. They don’t confirm that you are legally exempt, just help you show that your claiming an exemption.

You can download the badges from the Government website.

Badge 1   Badge 2   Badge 3

 

How can Tozers help?

If you are going into court, or even if you have a remote hearing, and want some support or advice with the latest guidance, our dedicated team will be happy to help.

Contact the team

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