Since the lock down, District Judges have been doing sterling work keeping the Criminal Justice system going while Magistrates could not practically sit. From last week, some of us have been called back, to sit in pairs (rather than threes), and do such work as we can while everyone is keeping their distance. Some work is happening remotely, some over video link and some by phone.
It was my turn to go in yesterday. It was the first time I had to get properly dressed since March!
The court room is very clean, and everyone is being very sensible. ipads are cleaned between each use, and there’s a sort of one way system in the ladies… Hand and surface sanitisers are very much in evidence.