The Traffic Commissioners (TCs) have announced that in-person tribunal hearings, including Public Inquiries (PIs), will resume from Monday 6 July. Measures will be put in place to ensure the health and safety of all present.
Each tribunal location has been risk assessed and appropriate control measures have been identified. On arrival, attendees will be given advice to assist them in maintaining social distancing and in ensuring hygiene standards.
Any person who wishes to attend a PI as an observer once tribunal hearings resume must contact the Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) in advance. That is because the capacity of tribunal rooms will be restricted. Some hearings may continue to be held via video link or equivalent but that will be limited to appropriate cases only.
Anyone called to PI who has concerns about attending in person should let OTC staff know immediately on receipt of the call-up letter.
In-person hearings were suspended by the TCs in March owing to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.