In line with Government directions and mandates, including the Public Health Act 2016 (WA) and particularly the Court and Tribunal Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions dated 31 January 2022, John Toohey Chambers have implemented a policy for the health and safety of our members, clients and visitors to our Chambers.
Effective immediately the following will apply:
• all persons entering chambers for any purpose must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including having had a booster shot within 1 month of first becoming eligible. This applies notwithstanding that a person may hold a valid government exemption from vaccination against COVID-19.
• all persons must provide proof of vaccination to the barrister they are attending to see. Chambers reserves the right to request proof of vaccination of any person visiting chambers.
• all persons must check-in at the reception desk using the ServiceWA app or manual register, and use hand sanitiser.
• all persons must wear a face mask in accordance with the Government directions (as made from time to time). This applies notwithstanding that a person may hold a valid government exemption from wearing a face mask.
• no person is to enter chambers if:
(a) they are feeling unwell or have flu-like symptoms;
(b) they are awaiting the results of any COVID-19 test;
(c) they have had COVID-19 within the last 14 days and/or remain symptomatic; or
(d) they have been notified or they are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 or are subject to any government instruction to isolate or get tested.
• all meetings in the Boardroom will be limited to a maximum of 5 persons (to maintain social distancing) and 2 hours at any one time. All persons must wear a mask during those meetings.
• Any person who does not meet the above or who are unwilling to observe the above is not permitted to enter chambers. Alternative methods to conduct any conference or other attendance can be arranged with the member of chambers, such as by electronic means or at an alternative location.
The above does not limit or exclude any government directions or mandates with respect to COVID-19 which must also be complied with.