COVID-19 – Archived Material


Full list of local COVID alert levels by area – 14.10.20

Most Recent Update from the CBA

Bar Council Updates

London Magistrates’ Courts – Bucket List Issues this Week – 24.07.20

Face Coverings in Court and Tribunal Buildings – 23.07.20

COVID-19 – CBA Jury Survey 2020

SPJ DSPJ Clarification of the use of live link in Magistrates Courts – 25.06.20

Professional Update from the Bar Standards Board – 24.06.20

First Jury Trial – Report on Reading Crown Court – 01.06.20

COVID-19 – CBA Questionnaire – Safety

CBA Statement – Health and Safety in Court – 11.05.20

COVID-19 – CBA Impact SURVEY 2020

CLA Review Update – Accelerated Asks – 27.03.20

CBA Statement – CPS Cases – 24.03.20

CBA Statement – Magistrates’ Court – 24.03.20

CBA Statement – Prime Minister’s ‘Address to the Nation’ – 24.03.20

CBA Statement – Courts – 23.03.20 (2)

CBA Statement – Court Closures – 23.03.20 (1)

CBA Statement  – Key Workers – 20.03.20

CBA Statement – Practical Implications – 18.03.20

CBA Statement – Jury Trials – 17.03.20



Crown Courts resuming jury trials – 14.08.20

Manchester Crown Court to remain closed Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th August – 14.08.20

HMCTS Guidance Note – Operating Hours – 30.07.20

HMCTS Common Platform update – 24.07.20

Court Centres Opening W/C 6th July – 02.07.20

Court Centres Opening W/C 13th July – 02.07.20

Court and Tribunal Recovery update in Response to Coronavirus – 01.07.20

Reopening of more Court and Tribunal Buildings – 10.06.20

Protocol for Sharing Court lists in Criminal Proceedings with Professional Court Users – 10.06.20

Reopening Courts – HMCTS Press Notice – 08.06.20

New software to support the Scheduling and Listing Process in Courts and Tribunals

Crown Court – Cloud Video Platform Roll-out

Prison Contacts – Cloud Video Platform

COVID-19 Courts and Tribunals Planning and Preparation

COVID-19 Video Remand Hearing Instructions for Defence Advocates Baselined

HMCTS New Publications: Cloud Video Platform

Rolling Guidance

How to join telephone and video hearings

Custody Time Limit Cases – Revised Protocol – 07.04.20

Custody Time Limit Cases – Process and Application – Updated Letter / Application – 30.03.20

HMCTS Daily Operational Summary

HMCTS Courts and Tribunals Tracker Page and List – check before you travel

HMCTS Keeping Court and Tribunal Buildings Safe, Secure and Clean


HMCTS – Safety:

HMCTS Arrangements to keep Buildings Safe, Secure and Clean

Going to Court – Masks

Cleanliness in Courts

Safety / Risk Assessment Document

Safety / Assessment Tool

Jury Trials


HMPPS (Prison & Probation Service):

Electronic Monitoring Update:  Covid-19


LAA Working Updates:

Video Remand Hearings

The LAA Expanded Some of the Guidance around using Electronic Signatures

The LAA Indicated they would be Flexible where Providers are not able to Submit a Claim for Controlled Work within the Specified Time Frames




Remote Hearings:

Snaresbrook Crown Court Protocol – 21.07.20



Note from the Judicial Lead for Youth Justice for England & Wales – 30.07.20

Live Link or in-person Attendance Document – Magistrate Courts – 16.07.20

Statement from the Lord Chief Justice – Courts and Tribunals Recovery – 01.07.20

Message from the Chair of the Jury Trials Working Group on resumption of jury trials – 22.05.20

Judicial  Guidance on the use of PDF’s

Interim Guidance on Listing as Trials Resume – 15.05.20

Lord Chief Justice issues 10th amendment to the Criminal Practice Directions (2015)

Rules and Practice Directions

Statement by the Lord Chief Justice – Return to Jury Trials – 11.05.20

Statement by the Lord Chancellor – Return to Jury Trials – 11.05.20

Jury Trials Update – 01.05.20

Listing Cases in Magistrates’ Courts

An Analysis of the Legislative Changes Effected by the Coronavirus Act 2020 – Crown Courts 

Prioritising Custody Cases – Message to the Presiding and Resident Judges

Statement from the Vice President, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) – 23.03.20

Statement by the Lord Chief Justice – Jury Trials Paused – 23.03.20

Statement from the Vice President, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) – 18.03.20



CBA Guidance for Pupils and Pupil Supervisors



Professional Update from the Bar Standards Board – 24.06.20

The Bar Standards Board – CPD and NPP 

Statement by the Bar Standards Board – 27.03.20

Statement by the Bar Standards Board

ICCA – Guidance & Principles for Remote Advocacy

Covid-19 and Prisons | Resources


Health & Wellbeing:

Wellbeing at the Bar

Working from Home

SOS Silence of Suicide


Midland Circuit Assistance:

Midland Circuit Tech – Explanatory Note

Microsoft Team User Guide

Remote Hearings Contact Detail Template

Remote Hearings in Crown Courts

Skype for Business User Guide


North East Circuit Assistance:

Suspended Courts – 27.03.20

Skype for Business User Guide


South East Circuit Assistance:

Skype for Business and Microsoft Team User Guide