UPDATE 8 October: Please do not come to the courthouse if you are feeling unwell. Contact 0800 COURTS (0800 268 787) if you cannot enter the courthouse or are not sure whether to attend.
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Protocols for how courts will operate during COVID-19 Alert Level 1 are on the Courts of New Zealand website(external link).
Read the Chief Justice's media statement dated 6 October 2020 regarding arrangements for Courts of New Zealand(external link)
We are following Ministry of Health guidelines to protect the health and safety of all court participants and staff. Everyone attending court is encouraged to wear masks in public areas in in courthouses. Where practicable, courts will continue physical distancing in courtrooms and jury retiring rooms. Court participants are strongly encouraged to download the NZ COVID Tracer app and scan the COVID-19 QR code using their mobile devices.
Read the Factsheet for Health and Safety measures during COVID-19 Alert Level 1 [PDF, 113 KB]
In this section you can find information about the Ministry's response to COVID-19:
Latest daily updates about the Ministry's response to COVID-19.
Latest policy changes as a result of COVID-19, including wills, oaths and property settlements.
Information relating to the operation of courts and tribunals during COVID-19.
Information for lawyers and service providers during COVID-19.
Information for all court users and participants during COVID-19.
District Court protocol on isolation and quarantine.
Information about justice services and programmes during COVID-19.
Information about how to participate in a remote court hearing during COVID-19.
Information on District Court hearing data under the different COVID-19 Alert Levels.
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