Latest arrangement on court business
Court business is an essential public service. The effective and efficient administration of justice is integral to the Judiciary's mission to uphold the rule of law. It is incumbent upon the Judiciary to closely monitor the changing public health situation with a view to striking a proper balance between protecting public health and maintaining the access to justice.
This webpage provides important information on the latest arrangements on court business for reference by court users and the public. The Judiciary will closely monitor developments in view of the fast changing public health situation. Where further changes are made, information will be provided as soon as practicable.
In this regard, court users may wish to note that the Judiciary announced on 18 February 2021 that having regard to the latest public health situation, the Judiciary will fully resume court business in an incremental manner from 22 February 2021. Appropriate social distancing and crowd management measures will be maintained to ensure that the courts can continue to carry on business as safely as circumstances permit.
In addition, to enhance protection of court users against the infection of Covid-19 following the resumption of normal court business, the Judiciary will request all persons entering court premises to use the LeaveHomeSafe Mobile App (“the App”) or other permissible means to record their visits in two stages as from 22 February (Monday) and 1 March (Monday) respectively.
The Judiciary will continue to post updated information, including all arrangements in relation to Judiciary business and advice to court users, at this dedicated webpage.
Stakeholders are strongly advised to also check the related webpage on precautionary measures adopted by the Judiciary against COVID-19 for updated information before attending court premises for court business.
The Judiciary would endeavor to minimize the inconvenience to court users and appreciates their understanding and patience in this regard.