Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation

This article provides advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated when new advice is available.

Going to court or tribunal during the coronavirus outbreak

All court and tribunal users should read the latest information about prevention, treatment, travel and stay at home. These include but are not limited to witnesses, those attending for jury service, defendants, professional courts users and justice system partners.

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Read the guidance on households with possible COVID-19 infection and guidance on social distancing and protecting older people and vulnerable adults

As long as you, or the people who are coming to court with you, do not have confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection or do not need to self-isolate in line with NHS advice, you should continue to use courts and tribunals as usual. This includes those attending for jury service.

How will you be updated you about the impact of coronavirus on courts and tribunals

If there are wider changes to the operational running of the courts this will be communicated in the first instance on our digital channels:

You can read the full Government guidance here: 

Source: Landlord Advice UK

Date: 20th of March 2020