Attending Children’s Hearings – wearing face coverings
Following the First Minister’s announcement on 7 October, we now require all staff and visitors to SCRA premises to wear appropriate face coverings whilst in communal areas.
These areas include reception areas, waiting rooms, moving through Hearing centres, corridors etc. When everyone is seated socially distanced within the Hearing room, face coverings can be removed. They must be worn when exiting the Hearing room and until outside the Hearing centre.
We have supplies of disposable face coverings which are available for anyone who has forgotten to bring their own one.
At this stage, it is not mandatory to wear a face covering during the Hearing. If anyone attending a Hearing is uncomfortable that others are not wearing a covering during the Hearing, then please talk to the Reporter as soon as possible and they will look at alternative arrangements (such as joining the Hearing virtually from another room).
If Scottish Government advice changes, then we will update our guidance accordingly.
If you are attending a face to face Hearing and have any questions or concerns beforehand, please contact your Reporter. Their contact details will be on the letter with information about your Hearing.