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Courts: Coronavirus

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 135922, tabled on 11 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of covid-19 have been confirmed among the (a) staff, (b) judiciary and (c) users of each court between 24 November and the present day.

Answered on

14 January 2021

The table below sets out the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among (a) staff, (b) judiciary, (c) users and (d) jurors at courts between 24 November 2020 and 11 January 2021.

We take swift and robust action for each positive case. There should be no assumption that a positive case indicates that there has transmission within a court or tribunal building. The positive incidence rate for HMCTS staff has generally tracked the English national average during the pandemic. With the exception of a very small number of locations, our current assessment is that transmission within the estate is limited.

Where there are two or more confirmed cases or an increase in suspected incidents within 14 days linked to a single site, a national team provides additional support and guidance to local court and tribunals in managing the response, and early identification of close contacts so they can be informed to self-isolate in support of NHS Test and Trace. In line with public health guidance, where there are five or more confirmed cases (for England) or two or more confirmed cases (for Wales and Scotland) within a 14-day period we will, in accordance with public health guidance, refer to local health protection teams who will assess the individual circumstances and provide any further advice and guidance.

Court

Staff

Judiciary

Court user

Jurors

Aldershot Justice Centre

3

Barkingside Magistrates Court

2

Barnet Civil and Family Court

7

Barrow Law Courts

1

1

Basildon Combined Court

3

1

1

Basildon Magistrates

1

Basingstoke Law Courts

1

Birkenhead County Court

2

Birmingham Civil Justice Centre

8

1

Birmingham Crown Court

1

3

Birmingham Magistrates Court

4

2

Blackburn Magistrates Court

1

Blackpool Magistrates Court

3

Blackwood County Court

2

Bolton Combined

1

1

Boston County Court

1

Bournemouth Combined Court

2

1

Bradford Combined

1

Bradford Magistrates

1

1

Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre

1

Bristol Crown Court

1

Bromley County Court

1

Bromley Magistrates

1

Bromley Magistrates

5

Cambridge Crown Court

1

Canterbury Combined Court

5

Canterbury Magistrates

1

Cardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre

2

Cardiff Civil Justice Centre

1

Cardiff Magistrates Court

5

1

Carlisle Combined

1

Carlisle Magistrates Court

2

Chelmsford Crown Court

6

1

Chelmsford Justice Centre

3

1

Chelmsford Magistrates Court

1

1

Chelmsford Osprey House

2

Cheltenham Magistrates Court

1

Chester Civil Justice Centre

1

1

Chester Crown Court

1

Chester Magistrates

1

Chesterfield Justice Centre

2

Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court

3

Coventry Magistrates

2

Crewe Magistrates, Family and Civil

1

Croydon County Court

1

Croydon Crown Court

2

1

Croydon Magistrates Court

2

1

Darlington Magistrates Court

1

Dartford County Court

2

Derby Combined

1

1

Derby Magistrates Court

5

Doncaster Justice Centre North

1

1

Doncaster Justice Centre South

1

Durham Crown Court

1

East London Family Court

3

Edmonton Civil and Family Court

3

Exeter Law Courts

2

Folkestone Magistrates' Court

2

1

Gloucester County and Family Court

1

Grimsby Combined Court

1

Guildford Civil and Family Court

1

Guildford Combined Court

1

Guildford Crown Court

1

1

Harrogate Justice Centre

1

Harrow Crown Court

1

1

2

1

Hereford Justice Centre

1

Highbury Corner Magistrates

4

2

Horsham Civil and Family Court

1

1

Hull Combined Court Centre

1

Inner London Crown Court

1

Ipswich Crown Court

1

2

Isle of Wight Combined Court

1

Isleworth Crown Court

1

2

4

Kidderminster Magistrates

2

Kingston County Court

3

Kingston Crown Court

4

Lancaster Court House

1

1

Lavender Hill Magistrates

1

Leeds Combined Court

4

1

Leeds Magistrates

3

5

Leicester County Court

1

Leicester Crown Court

2

1

2

Lewes Combined Court

1

Liverpool - Queen Elizabeth 2 Law Courts

4

2

2

Liverpool Civil and Family Court

5

3

Llandudno Magistrates Court

1

London Central Criminal Court

6

4

London Central Family Court, First Avenue House

16

London, Fox Court

6

London, Prospero House

2

London, Rolls Building

4

London, Taylor House

6

London, Victory House

2

Loughborough Crown House

2

Loughborough Magistrates Court

1

Luton Crown Court

1

2

1

Luton Justice Centre

1

Luton Magistrates Court

6

Maidstone Combined Court

1

Manchester Civil Justice Centre

8

2

Manchester Crown Minshull Street

2

Manchester Magistrates Court

1

1

Manchester Magistrates Court - GMAEU

2

Mansfield Magistrates and County

1

Medway County Court

13

Medway Magistrates Court

6

2

Merthyr Combined

3

Mid & South East Northumberland Magistrates Court

1

Milton Keynes Civil and Family Court

1

Milton Keynes Magistrates Court

1

1

Newcastle Civil and Family Court

3

1

Newcastle Combined Court

4

1

Newport Civil and Family Court

10

Newport Magistrates Court

1

Newport Magistrates Court - Gwent

1

Newport Magistrates Court (Isle of Wight)

1

Newton Aycliffe Magistrates

1

North Tyneside Magistrates Court

1

Northampton Combined Court

2

Norwich Combined Court

2

1

Nottingham County Court

1

Nottingham Crown Court

1

Nottingham Justice Centre

2

Oxford Combined Court

18

1

1

Peterborough Combined Court

1

Peterborough Magistrates Court

1

Petty France, London (Nightingale court)

1

Plymouth Combined Court

1

1

Plymouth Magistrates Court

1

Pontypridd County Court

1

Poole Magistrates Court

1

Port Talbot Justice Centre

11

Portsmouth Magistrates

1

Preston Combined Court

2

RCJ - Criminal Appeal Office

3

1

RCJ - Senior courts costs office

1

RCJ - Thomas More Building

7

1

RCJ - Rolls building

8

1

1

RCJ - Civil Appeals Office

2

RCJ - West Green Building

1

RCJ – Queens Bench Division

7

Reading Civil and Family Court

1

Reading Crown Court

1

Reading Magistrates Court

2

Reedley Family Hearing Centre

2

Romford County Court

2

1

Romford Magistrates' Court

1

Romford Magistrates Court

2

Royal Courts of Justice

3

Sheffield Combined Court

5

Sheffield Family Hearing Centre

1

Sheffield Magistrates Court

3

1

Shrewsbury Justice Centre

1

Snaresbrook Crown Court

5

1

3

South Tyneside Law Courts

1

1

Southend Combined Court

1

Southend Magistrates Court

5

1

Southwark Crown Court

3

2

1

1

St Albans Crown Court

2

St Helens County Court

2

Stafford Combined Court

1

Staines Magistrates Court

1

1

Stevenage Magistrates Court

1

1

Stoke on Trent Combined Court

1

1

Stratford Magistrates Court

6

4

Swindon Magistrates Court

1

Tameside Magistrates' Court

1

Taunton Combined Court

2

1

Taunton Magistrates Court

1

Teesside Combined Court

1

1

1

Teesside Magistrates Court

5

1

Telford Justice Centre

1

Thames Magistrates Court

8

2

Truro Combined Court

1

Truro Crown Court

1

Uxbridge County Court

1

Wakefield Civil Justice Centre

1

Walsall County Court

1

Wandsworth County Court

1

Warrington Combined Court

3

Watford County Court

2

1

West London Family Court

1

Westminster Magistrates Court

6

3

Willesden County Court

1

Willesden Magistrates Court

2

5

Wimbledon Magistrates Court

4

1

1

Wirral Magistrates Court

2

1

Wolverhampton Combined Court

3

1

3

Wolverhampton Magistrates Court

1

Wood Green Crown Court

2

2

Woolwich Crown Court

2

1

Worcester Combined Court

1

Wrexham County Court

1

Yeovil County, Family and Magistrates

1

York County Court

1

York Magistrates Court

1

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