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22nd May 2020, 20:21

Courts services will begin reopening as from the 1st of June

The courts services will begin reopening as from the 1st of June.

In regulations published today, the COVID-19: reopening rules replace the COVID-19 contingency rules, though this will not affect anything done in court during lockdown.

The stay on all proceedings at the Magistrate's Court and Supreme Court is lifted from the 8th of June.

Defendants' whose bail was extended due to the health crisis will now need to surrender to bail no later than June 19th, unless otherwise directed by the courts.

Fines and compensation, which were temporarily suspended during lockdown, will become active again as from the 19th of June.

Claim form fees will need to be paid in full by the 8th of June.