COVID-19


Alert

IMPORTANT: Notice to the Profession and Public - COVID-19 Suspension of Regular Court Operations (NP 19) (Revised)

Provincial Court registries are no longer providing in-person registry services during the suspension of the Court’s regular operations – see Announcement

Some court locations have been closed - see Announcement


Updates

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the Provincial Court of British Columbia will make accommodations for the commissioning of affidavits in circumstances where it is not possible or is medically unsafe for the deponent to attend before a commissioner. All three levels of court will follow the same process. Here is the Provincial Court Directive: March 27, 2020 Notice to the Profession and Public – Affidavits for use in court proceedings. Here are the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia directives.


Previous Updates

March 19, NP 19 COVID-19 Suspension of Regular Court Operations
March 17, 2020 COVID-19 Update
March 15 & 16, 2020 COVID-19 Updates
March 12, 2020 COVID-19 Message & Update


More information

BC Centre for Disease Control – COVID-19 information, links, and phone numbers
BC Supreme Court - COVID-19 information for BC Supreme Court proceedings including jury trials
Public Health Agency of Canada – COVID-19 updates and information
World Health Organization – COVID-19 Links