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New protocols for how courts and tribunals will operate during COVID-19 Alert Level 1 have been released on the Courts of NZ website.

The courts are safe for participants during Alert Level 1. Hygiene and cleaning standards will be maintained. Courts and tribunals will be implementing QR code contact tracing over the next few days. Until it does, manual record-keeping will be necessary.

The Chief Justice is encouraging participants to keep numbers of supporters attending to a minimum to avoid congestion at the entry and when queuing.

Read the current court protocols on the Courts of New Zealand website.(external link)

In this section you can find information about the Ministry's response to COVID-19:

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