Whilst we have been working remotely, we have been working on new ways of using the technology and conferencing facilities in Chambers to facilitate video and face to face meetings and hearings. We are grateful to our clerking team and staff for their continued dedication and hard work in ensuring we continue to provide our clients with the highest standards of service that we as a Chambers strive to achieve.
It is important that our clients can visit us in Chambers safely, and we have been adapting our working practices to ensure that this will be the case. We are pleased to announce that as of 1st June our facilites will be fully reopening and available for in-person conferences and hearings.
The safety and welfare of visitors to Chambers is of the upmost importance to us. We have carefully considered and risk-assessed all areas of our building, facilities and processes and made appropriate adjustments prior to our return to ensure that safety can be maintained and to reassure our clients that they will be attending a safe and protected environment.
We have installed additional sanitisation stations, provided 2-metre navigational markers on the floor to guide you safely through Chambers whilst ensuring social distancing. Face masks and gloves will be offered and accessible to everyone upon arrival. Our conference rooms, which have been arranged to ensure appropriate social distancing, will be sanitised prior to and after each meeting.
Sanitising and protective products will be available for use in all visitor areas, including our kitchen facilities and our washrooms. Extensive cleaning of the building will take place regularly throughout the day and overnight. We will have systems in place to receive physical documents from our clients, although we will be encouraging electronic papers wherever possible.
We will continue to adapt and amend our policies and protocols with increased measures in line with government guidance.
We want to ensure that everyone feels safe and protected whilst visiting our building. Similarly we must ensure that our staff and colleagues in Chambers remain protected. We will therefore be requesting that we are notified in advance of any arrivals to Chambers whether anyone visiting us has been unwell, has been self-isolating or has reason to believe that they may have been in contact with someone who might be infected with Covid-19.