Delays at Norwich Crown Court after staff member tests positive for Covid

Ann Dunning of Newton St Faith stole more than £4,000 from a seriously-ill victim      Picture: Adrian Judd

Delays at Norwich Crown Court after staff member tests positive for Covid - Credit: Archant

Cases at Norwich Crown Court have been hit by delays this morning after a member of staff tested positive for Covid.

The court building, which has strict safety and cleaning measures in place,  is fully open but because of staffing issues cases due to be heard this morning are being postponed or delayed.

The court is hoping to be able to continue with cases listed later today.

Jurors have also been told not to come into court today.

The court has put special safety arrangements in place for court staff and jurors since returning from the lockdown earlier this year.

Court staff are ensuring entrances and exits are carefully supervised with safe routes for visitors marked throughout the building and hand sanitiser is available in every courtroom and at the building entrance.

Safety measures are also in place so that socially distanced jury trials can go ahead and there are a team of cleaners working in the building. Masks are also worn in all public areas. 

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Cases awaiting trial are already in a backlog because of lockdown.

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