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Coronavirus (COVID-19) notice - Federal Court of Australia

The following notice has been sent by the Federal Court of Australia today:

"The Federal Court has been monitoring the Government’s announcements and advice concerning COVID-19 and its management, to ensure that arrangements are in place to mitigate any adverse impacts on our people and operations.


The Court is following the advice of the Commonwealth to focus on the minimisation of the spread of the virus in the community.


Practitioners, litigants and the public visiting court buildings are asked to follow the below advice:

· if you have left, or transited through, mainland China on or after 1 February 2020, or

· if you have left, or transited through Iran on or after 1 March 2020, or

· if you have left, or transited through, the Republic of Korea, on or after 5 March 2020, or

· if you have been in close contact with a proven case of COVID-19:

you MUST isolate yourself at home for 14 days.


If you are arriving in Australia from Italy, you must present for health screening at the border as directed. If you are returning from Italy you do not need to isolate yourself but you cannot attend work for 14 days if you work as a healthcare worker or as a residential aged care worker.


If you develop any symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath) you should see a doctor for urgent assessment.


If practitioners are involved in current proceedings before the Court that are impacted by COVID-19, they are encouraged to direct enquiries for assistance, such as necessary adjournments, variations to timetables or preparation for hearings, to the following Court representative:

Tuan Van Le National Judicial Registrar Phone: (03) 8600 3343 Email: Tuan.VanLe@fedcourt.gov.au"

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