PUBLIC & PRESS ACCESS

Resumption of Normal Business Hours

Normal business has resumed.

Press are to observe mask, sanitization and social distancing requirements when in court facilities.

Please check with the Security at the reception at the Main Court Building for appropriate locations.

Members of the public are advised that rules set out in Practice Direction 8 of 2020 govern conduct of the public during court hearings and that they must familiarize themselves with these requirements.  Please see PD 8 of 2020 in the link below.

Limitation of Number of Persons in Court Rooms

Each courtroom has limitations on the number of persons permitted to be in the court room at any given time.

Up to 2 press persons are permitted to attend Open Court in the event that there is space permitted beyond the number of persons permitted to be in each court room.

Maximum Number of persons permitted to attend court rooms:

  • Court Room 1 – 20 persons
  • Court Room 2 – 20 persons
  • Court Room 3 – 9 persons
  • Court Room 4 – 8 persons
  • Court Room 5 – 25 persons
  • Court Room 6 – 10 persons
  • Court Room 7 – 6 persons

Practice Directions governing the Press

All press are advised that rules set out in Practice Direction 8 of 2020 govern conduct of the press during court hearings and that they must familiarize themselves with these requirements.  Please see PD 8 of 2020 in the link below.

Practice Direction 8 of 2020 Public Accessing to Court Proceedings by Audio or Video Links

 

Last Updated October 1, 2021