COVID 19 Measures - Conditions of entry to Magistrates Court buildings

Conditions of Entry

From Wednesday 21 September 2022 the following are conditions of entry to all Magistrates Court buildings and Country Courts:

  1. Masks are no longer mandatory in public areas of Magistrates Court buildings.
  2. Entry is not permitted for the following people:
    • Anyone who is required by Public Health to be in isolation due to COVID-19, and
    • Anyone who has tested for COVID-19 and is waiting for results.

    Anyone in this category should contact the Registry by phone or email to confirm arrangements for appearing in court by telephone.  You may be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 isolation and testing.

    Any person unable to attend Court due to non-COVID related illness must contact the Registry by phone or email and may request an appearance in court by telephone.  You may be required to provide a medical certificate as evidence of your non-appearance reason.

    Important: Approval to appear by telephone or to adjourn a matter due to illness or other reasons is at the discretion of the magistrate before whom you are to appear.  If the magistrate does not approve your request and you fail to appear in person, then a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

Conditions of Entry

  • Please refer to the Tasmanian Government’s Coronavirus web site for current Public Health advice to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Hand sanitiser is provided at points of entry and in courtrooms.
  • All court users are encouraged to maintain physical distancing and minimise unavoidable close proximity to others.

20 September 2022

Penelope Ikedife
Administrator of Courts

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