As we are involved in the administration of justice, we are key workers. We still have to deal with members of the public.
We’ve identified this as one of the biggest risks as much of our work relies on getting into pretty close proximity to members of the public in order to validly effect service.
So, we need to make sure that every instruction is carefully considered so that we don’t put members of the public at risk. This involves an assessment of each instruction and a fair bit of desk research for every case to manage exposure. Where appropriate, we’ll make contact with the subject via telephone and make arrangements to effect service in a controlled manner, being mindful of social distancing.
We will not be entering into private residences to effect service, even with PPE. Where this involves a potential compromise to our ability to effect personal service, we’ll take instructions from the client as to how to proceed.