Hamilton District Court Photo: RNZ

A lockdown has been lifted from Hamilton’s District Court after a suspected Covid-related incident.

The lockdown was issued about 10am and lifted at 11.30am.

The New Zealand Herald is reporting that a person, who works at a Hamilton managed isolation facility, was still awaiting a Covid-19 test result and turned up to at the court.

In a statement, a Ministry of Justice spokesperson said the court was shut as a precautionary measure and in line with Covid-19 protocols developed to deal with these situations.

“Court participants have now left the court after supplying contact tracing information,” Maeve Neilson, acting deputy secretary corporate and digital services, said.

“The court building will remain closed for the rest of the day while areas are sanitised appropriately in line with Ministry of Health guidance.”

The ministry is urging people who feel unwell to not come to the courthouse, and for other attendees to use the NZ Covid Tracer app. 

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