Dear Members of the Perak Bar and Pupils in Chambers,
As many of you are aware, we are facing a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections. Although the number of cases is considerably low compared to other states, we do foresee a continuous climb in cases day-to-day.
As of today, we have been notified of one confirmed case of COVID-19 infection within our legal community and at least 7 others are in self-quarantine. The infected lawyer is currently under treatment and we pray for her fast recovery.
This incident serves as a sobering reality check and reminder that the health and well-being of our lawyers and staff are our utmost priority. We need to be particularly vigilant against the risks of contact transmission, having to deal with our clients and other authorities.
Going forward, as a best practice for all, kindly take all necessary precautions including complying with the SOP issued by our government. We urge all members, that in the event if anyone of you or your staff has been tested positive or has come into contact with anyone who has been tested positive please alert us to keep the members informed.
We have also written to the Court with suggestions, among others, to limit the appearance of lawyers in Court. We will revert with the Court’s response to our suggestions.
Perak Bar will closely monitor the developments and keep the members updated. Until then stay healthy and safe.