The ACT Magistrates Court has been shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the territory.
Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker confirmed to the ABC that one of her relatives and a court staff member had had to seek testing, after discovering on Sunday that they had been to an exposure site.
In a statement on Monday morning, the court said all matters had been vacated.
"The court will advise as soon as possible whether operations will continue on Tuesday," it said.
"All persons who are due before the court today will be advised when their matter will be relisted.
"Any persons who are in custody and due before the court for a bail application will be contacted during the day."
The court will conduct bail applications remotely.
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In a separate statement, the ACT Supreme Court said a ceremonial sitting set for August 30 to mark the retirement of Justice John Burns had been cancelled.
ACT Law Society president Elizabeth Carroll said she hoped the Magistrates Court could be moved online soon to minimise disruptions.
"As we know from ACT Health advice, the Covid strain that put Canberra into lockdown is incredibly infectious and outbreaks are fast-moving," she said.
"The Law Society supports the ACT courts' necessarily fast action in this emergency.
"The society and members of the legal profession will work with the courts to keep matters moving and we wholeheartedly support online court options to minimise delays as well as to avoid unnecessary contact and risk for court users, staff, and the legal profession."
The shutdown came as it was confirmed the ACT was now home to 45 close-contact and 30 casual-contact exposure sites.
These include Lyneham High School after a person potentially infectious with Covid was revealed to have spent time there over four days from August 9.
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