The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett has confirmed that there should only be attendance at court where absolutely necessary during this third lockdown.  

This message is, of course, to be welcomed but the question does remain whether more can be done in respect of opening further Nightingale Courts, especially in areas with shared civil and crown court buildings.  It is thought that the rate of transmission is higher in crown courts owing to the fact that those in custody are often not kept in large, well-ventilated areas allowing the virus to spread easily amongst them.

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