COVID-19 Court Information
The Provincial Court of Alberta
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COVID-19 Resumption Final Stage - September 8, 2020
***NEW*** Conduct Guide for Remote Appearances
The Provincial Court of Alberta is very mindful of the need to expand in-person access to the Court, while at the same time protecting the health and safety of courts users and the public, and to contain the spread of COVID-19. Effective July 6, 2020, we increased the number of criminal, family and youth, and civil matters that could be heard in-person at base point locations. Starting September 8, circuit locations will start to open for in-person and remote hearings.
Strict health and safety measures have been put in place in all locations for:
- physical distancing and monitoring of same;
- wearing of masks and other Personal Protection Equipment (PPE);
- modifying courtrooms and other spaces; and
- enhanced cleaning.
Do not come into a courthouse in person if you have been advised to self-isolate by public health officials, your doctor or the Alberta Health Services website; or you are self-isolating as a result of travel or contact with individuals with COVID-19.
The Provincial Court will continue to monitor the situation on an ongoing basis, and will provide updates regarding the staged reopening. We thank all stakeholders who have provided support and input during the development of the resumption plans.
Managing physical distancing and other health and safety protocols will take the effort and cooperation of all court users and we thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
Detailed Court Resumption protocols have been established for each Court division and region, and are available at the links below.
Provincial Court Pandemic Plan - COVID19