Guidance to help court and tribunal users reduce the risk of catching an infectious disease like COVID-19 and passing it on to others.
Applies to England, Scotland and Wales
Following new guidance on living with respiratory infections including COVID-19, we relaxed many of the safety measures put in place during the pandemic in England, Wales and Scotland.
Coming to a court or tribunal
Our courts and tribunals in England, Scotland and Wales meet required safety standards and are open for hearings. You should attend your hearing as planned.
If you’re a juror, you’re no longer required to wear a fluid resistant surgical mask in smaller rooms and you can eat and drink in those rooms.
If you’re coming to court as a juror, find out more about doing jury service.
Face coverings are no longer mandatory in any parts of our buildings. If you’re coming to a court or tribunal building, you can continue to wear a face covering if you want to.
Keep up to date
We update you on the operational running of our courts and tribunals through:
- advice on GOV.UK
- our weekly operational update
- our find a court or tribunal service
- our HMCTS Twitter channel
Judicial announcements and guidance
If you have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to attend a hearing, contact the court or tribunal immediately. We consider alternative arrangements and individual requests on a case by case basis.
Find out what to expect when coming to a court or tribunal building from the judiciary.