All Provincial Offences Court cases across Ontario are being pushed until next month due to COVID-19 concerns.
“In order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Chief Justice of Ontario Court of Justice has ordered that all Provincial Offences Court matters between March 16 and April 3 be adjourned to another date,” Municipality of Chatham-Kent officials said in a media release.
“This means that if you have a court date scheduled during this time please do not attend court and you will be notified of your next court date. If you have been summonsed to appear as a witness during this time please do not attend court but contact the office for the new date.”
Municipal officials say for fine payments you are encouraged to utilize www.paytickets.ca, or call to make a phone credit card payment or mail your payment.
The office is open in Chatham-Kent, but people are encouraged to call 519-352-8484 before attending.
The office is located at 21633 Communication Road in Blenheim.
Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, ordered various measures on Friday, March 13 to control the spread of COVID-19 and he also declared a local emergency as a result. Details, here & here.
The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday. Details, here.
For a list of local cancellations, postponement and further updates, click here.