People will be able to attend public inquiries and other hearings in person from Monday 6 July, with social distancing measures in place.
The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain announced that in-person tribunal hearings are set to resume from following the postponement of cases in March 2020 as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A spokesperson said: ‘Each tribunal location has been risk assessed and appropriate control measures identified. Steps will be put in place to maintain social distancing and ensure that facilities are COVID-secure. The health and safety of attendees, Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) staff and the commissioners themselves remains of paramount importance and underpins the decision to resume in-person hearings.’
Anyone called to a hearing will be advised of the time and date of their hearing, with sufficient notice given to prepare their case. OTC will provide advice on the steps they may need to take ahead of the hearing in the provision of evidence, and on arrival to assist in maintaining social distancing and ensuring hygiene standards.