COVID-19 Criminal Adult

UPDATED Oct. 19, 2021

In Calgary and Edmonton, Court is suspending low-complexity out-of-custody trials (non-domestic-violence) scheduled between October 12, 2021 and November 5, 2021 inclusive. There will be no presumptive adjournments — a new trial date will be set on the currently scheduled trial date through the CMO. In regional courts, all out-of-custody criminal matters are to be adjourned unless there is a successful application for them to proceed (as per the Regional Practice Direction)

All other proceedings including pre-trial processes and dockets (including the Case Management Office) will continue as scheduled on a virtual basis only.

Case Management Offices (CMO)

All safety measures will remain in place, including: masking requirements; plexiglass; physical distancing; and current COVID-19 courtroom capacity limits.

Criminal Fines (Adult and Youth): Applications for extension of time to pay for payment on criminal fines will be accepted by the Provincial Court via mail, email, fax or telephone.

Criminal Fine Extension Process

For further information regarding specific court locations, their protocols and practices, see the following links:

Practice Notes

Provincial Court Pandemic Plan - COVID19

Conduct Guide for Remote Hearings

Protocol for Booking Courtroom Technology for Remote Witness