COVID-19

IMPORTANT

Updated NP22 Notice to the Profession and Public COVID 19: Resuming in-person proceedings during COVID-19: health and safety protocols – September 15, 2020

Revised Practice Direction NP 23 Circuit Court Sittings During COVID-19 - August 19, 2020

Updated Notice to the Profession and Public NP 19 COVID-19 Resumption of Court Operations – August 17, 2020

Revised Guide to Remote Proceedings (telephone and video) NP21 – July 29, 2020

Revised FAM 09 Consent Adjournment (FLA_FMEA) - July 22, 2020

Revised Practice Direction: FAM 07 CFCSA Consent Requisitions - July 16, 2020

NM 01 Accredited Media Access to Provincial Court Proceedings during COVID-19 – July 13, 2020

Revised - CRIM 12: Criminal Pre-Trial Conferences During COVID-19 - July 2, 2020

FAM 08: Change or Suspend Child or Spousal Support due to COVID-19 - July 2, 2020

CRIM 13 Initial Appearance Court in Covid-19 - June 12, 2020

Guide for appearing in the Provincial Court using Microsoft Teams - Updated July 13, 2020

COVID FAQs


PROVINCIAL COURT RESUMES OPERATIONS

The Provincial Court of BC has resumed all its operations, although some proceedings are being conducted by telephone or audio- or video-conference using Microsoft Teams, an online conferencing platform.

To protect the health of all court users and help contain the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining or improving access, the Court has:

  • worked with government and a health consultant to identify and implement safety measures in courthouses and courtrooms
  • been conducting family, criminal and small claims conferences, as well as some hearings, by telephone or video
  • scheduled Traffic Court hearings at alternate times and locations to enable physical distancing
  • enabled people to file court applications and documents by email as well as by mail, in-person, and in some cases, by fax or using Court Services Online

People are encouraged to co-operate with the Court’s efforts to reduce the number of people in courthouses, including by using remote filing options wherever possible.


Messages from Chief Judge Gillespie

Updates, Notices, etc.

Changes in Court Procedures

Archived NP 19 Revisions

Affidavits

FAQs

Links to info & help

Photos of courthouse safety measures

Remote conferences and hearings (by phone or video)