Revised: Supreme Court of BC - COVID-19: Manner of Attendance for Civil and Family Proceedings

  • June 22, 2022

COVID-19 Notice No. 50
Revised: June 22, 2022

Effective August 15, 2022, this notice rescinds the following notice: COVID-19 Notice No. 42 – Chambers Applications by Microsoft Teams Video and In Person

Regular chambers returning to in person; Trial Management Conferences to continue remotely

As of April 8, 2022, the British Columbia Public Health Officer removed most measures imposed to control the spread of COVID-19. On April 11, 2022, the Supreme Court also lifted many of the in-court measures that were put in place to control the spread of COVID-19 at courthouses and in courtrooms (see COVID Notice No. 52 for further details). At that time, the Court retained remote hearings for regular chambers matters, in accordance with an incremental return to pre-pandemic practice.

Given the further relaxation of restrictions related to COVID-19 by the Government of Canada on travel and by the Province of British Columbia on group gatherings, the Court is preparing to return to pre-COVID-19 practices for regular chambers.

Effective August 15, 2022 the Court will return to holding regular chambers in person, unless the Court otherwise orders or directs. Parties must bring and respond to applications in accordance with the Supreme Court Civil Rules or the Supreme Court Family Rules, as applicable.

Trial Management Conferences are the only type of civil and family proceeding that will continue remotely by default.

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