17 March 2020 – Restricted access to the courts

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Policing and justice
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Chief Justice of the South African Constitutional Court announced that the courts would be closed to the general public.

The Chief Justice also introduced increased hygiene and physical distancing measures to limit the risk of spread of COVID-19, while ensuring the courts continue to function.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/measures-adopted-heads-court-curb-spread-covid-19-all-courts-17-mar-2020-0000