Provincial Court of BC: NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19

  • May 17, 2021

Effective Date: 17 May 2021 (unless otherwise stated in this Notice)
NP 19 Revisions in red



The Provincial Court of British Columbia recognizes that the Province is still impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chief Public Health Officers of Canada and the Province still require people to keep a safe distance from each other, but currently there can be a cautious reopening of public places with health and safety protocols in place to minimize the transmission of the virus. Taking this into account, the Provincial Court has resumed court operations as described in this Notice (NP 19). This version of NP 19 has been substantially revised to reflect current court operations only and remove historical information. Archived versions of NP 19 are available here. The directions in this Notice are subject to change as circumstances of the pandemic change. Anyone appearing for an in person hearing must be in full compliance with all of the Provincial Health Officer’s Orders or directions regarding COVID-19 and Notice to the Profession and Public 22: Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols. For virtual proceedings, see NP 21 Guide to Virtual Proceedings.

Download this Notice to the Profession and Public.