Sheffield Crown Court re-opens after delay amid reports of positive Covid-19 trace

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Sheffield Crown Court has re-opened after proceedings were temporarily delayed this morning amid reports of a positive Covid-19 trace.

Barristers, legal staff and those connected with the day’s listed cases were forced to wait outside the court building on West Bar this morning as they awaited updates from court staff.

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The court building was found closed between 9am and 9.30am.

Outside the court.Outside the court.
Outside the court.

An undisclosed report indicated there may have been evidence of a Covid-19 trace from a possible externally-diagnosed case linked to an individual at the court.

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It is understood a thorough clean and disinfecting process was carried out.

The building re-opened to the public at about 1.20pm this afternoon.

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