Supreme Court Makes COVID Test Mandatory For Anyone Entering Premises With Symptoms

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has made COVID-19 test mandatory for anyone entering its premises with symptoms of coronavirus.


The additional guidelines were issued keeping in mind the alarming spike in COVID cases in several parts of the country, including Delhi. A number of staff in the apex court have also tested COVID positive recently.

“All the entrants to the Supreme Court premises, i.e. the registry staff, staff of the coordinate agencies, advocates and their staff, etc., if showing any symptoms similar to those notified for Covid-19 infection shall subject themselves to Rapid/RT-PCR test,” the additional guidelines stated.

All controlling officers will continue to ensure that members of the staff follow all prescribed COVID-appropriate behaviour like wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing, frequently sanitizing or washing hands, the circular issued by the apex court stated.

Persons with notified symptoms like fever, cough, body ache, loss of taste and smell, diarrhoea, etc. have been advised not come to office/premises, isolate themselves immediately and seek medical advice.

Further it has been notified that there won’t be any crowding or loitering in the campus and movement in common areas should be only for specific purposes. Also, the lift should not be used by more than three persons at a time and is to be used only for going upwards while stairs should be used for coming downstairs.

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