REVISED Provincial Court of BC - NP 19: Court Operations during COVID-19 (Jan 10-28, 2022)

  • January 10, 2022

Effective Date: 10 January 2022
NP 19 Revisions in red

NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION AND PUBLIC
COURT OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 (JANUARY 10 TO 28, 2022)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, particularly with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the Province, which may result in staff shortages, the Court recognizes the benefits of limiting in-person attendance at courthouses to preserve the capacity of the Court to meet the needs of the public, while continuing to safeguard the health and safety of everyone attending courthouses. Accordingly, from January 10 to January 28, 2022 the Provincial Court of British Columbia is implementing the measures outlined below. Where matters are noted below as proceeding that will be dependent on there being sufficient judges and court staff available, as well as the availability of participants in the proceeding. 

Matters that have been scheduled to proceed virtually will proceed on their scheduled dates. The Court is committed to facilitating the conduct of certain proceedings, including trials, in whole or in part, by video or audio conference and encourages parties to consider remote attendance and virtual proceedings where appropriate and possible.

For further information about in-person proceedings and attendance, see NP 22 In-Person Proceedings and Attendance During COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols. For further information regarding virtual proceedings, see NP 21 Virtual Proceedings and Remote Attendance in the Provincial Court.

Archived versions of NP 19 are available here. The directions in this Notice are subject to change as circumstances of the pandemic change.

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