Important information about COVID-19 vaccination
Between 26 November 2021 and 11 February 2022, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status upon attending for jury service. Under s 68 of the Juries Act 2000, you must disclose your vaccination status and, where applicable, provide evidence of:
- being fully vaccinated
- an appointment to receive the vaccine
- a valid medical exemption from vaccination.
Providing false or misleading information, refusing to disclose your vaccination status or refusing to provide the required evidence can result in substantial penalties.
For information on the collection and storage of your vaccination status information, read our Privacy Statement.
The Victorian courts have undertaken extensive work to ensure the safe conduct of jury trials, and have implemented measures for the safety and comfort of jurors in the current COVID-19 environment. These include:
- Greater consideration given to people who apply to be excused or to have their jury service deferred due to being vulnerable to the consequences of COVID-19
- Following the latest health advice with respect to COVID-19
- Frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces and areas
- Providing hand sanitiser
- Asking attendees health screening questions (eg. are you feeling well?) upon entering the building and the jury areas
- Requesting all individuals who are selected on a trial sign a consent form confirming they will undergo a COVID-19 rapid test should they develop symptoms while serving on a jury.
Most importantly, you must:
- Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are awaiting COVID-19 test results; and
- Call our office on 03 8636 6800 to advise us of your circumstances.
For more information about COVID-19 and how you can help protect yourself and others, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus webpage .