HMCTS have issued their updated weekly operational summary. Key points are:-
- HMCTS encourage all users to access testing available to them. Home test kits will be available for collection from all courts and tribunals and will be offered to all professional court users, legal professionals, judiciary, contractors, jurors, witness services and staff who attend scheduled hearings. HMCTS have kits on order, and will be distributing them from mid-April 2021 across their estate.
- Crime Update: The Crown Court is hearing all types of applications and cases, including multi-hander trials. Where appropriate, judges continue to deal with a range of work remotely, including sentencing hearings. There will be no limit on the number of days Crown Courts can sit for the 2021/22 financial year. As we continue to boost recovery in the courts following the pandemic, this will help them maximise capacity across the justice system and safely hold as many hearings as possible over the coming year.
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