Protocols: What courts are doing during COVID-19 alert levels

Updated: 19 October 2020 (Court of Appeal COVID-19 Alert Level 1 and Alert Level 2 Protocol)

Current protocols

The links below contain information issued by each court about how they are operating under COVID-19 Alert Level 1.

Supreme Court

Court of Appeal

Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Remote Hearings Protocol

High Court

High Court Protocol: Persons in Isolation and Quarantine

High Court Remote Hearings Protocol

District Court

(including Family Court and Youth Court)

District Court Protocol: Persons in Isolation and Quarantine

Family Court Protocol: Adoption of New Zealand Surrogate Babies Born Overseas

Employment Court

Māori Land Court

Waitangi Tribunal

Environment Court

Coroners Court

Court Martial and Summary Appeal Court

Past protocols

The links below contain information issued by each court about how they operated under previous COVID-19 alert levels.

 

Alert Level 3 (Auckland only)

Effective 12:00 pm 12 August 2020 to 11:59 pm 30 August 2020

Alert Level 1

Effective 10 June 2020 to 12:00 pm 12 August 2020

Alert Level 2

Effective 11:59 pm 17 May 2020 to 10 June 2020

Alert Level 3

Effective 11:59 pm 27 April 2020 to 11:59 pm 17 May 2020

Alert Level 4

Effective 11:59 pm 25 March 2020 to 11:59 pm 27 April 2020