Notice – Masks Still Required When Entering Supreme and Provincial Court Locations
Effective August 10, 2021, the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) has lifted the Special Measures Order issued on August 24, 2020, requiring that persons wear non-medical masks in public indoor settings. Despite this, the CMOH has clarified that the wearing of masks is still strongly recommended in certain circumstances, such as where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
In line with the continuing recommendation of the CMOH and recognizing the fact that persons may be required to attend at a courthouse, the Provincial and Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador will continue to require that all persons attending at a Court location wear a non-medical mask while in public areas of the courthouse, including when entering a courtroom. When persons are seated inside the courtroom, the presiding judge may, in their discretion, permit persons to remove their masks.
For more information, please refer to the Supreme and Provincial Courts’ statements.