Registry using local storage when configured to use object storage

Our self-hosted instance (version 15.0.2, running in docker) is configured to use object storage for its docker registry storage. The bucket is in use, its files are being updated (some have today as their last modified date).
The server’s gitlab/data/gitlab-rails/shared/registry/docker folder is 3+GB in size, and the files seem to not be updated since May.
I followed the use object storage section of the GitLab Container Registry administration documentation when migrating to object storage without issues.
I have tested the registry and downloading images works fine.

Can I safely delete the locally-stored files in the registry folder?