Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia will allow in-person proceedings, provided they can be held in accordance with Public Health directives. That means preliminary inquiries and trials scheduled on June 14 or later will be able to go ahead, unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge.
Effective Monday, June 7, 2021, the Supreme Court (General Division) will return to a safe services model in all areas of the province.
The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (General Division) is preparing to expand the services available to counsel and the public under the current essential services model.
Further to the directive issued on April 26, 2021, the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia is extending the suspension of in-person court proceedings in all areas of the province until at least May 31, 2021. This directive will be re-evaluated as the number of COVID-19 cases in the province and public health restrictions change.
Earlier in the pandemic, the Provincial Court produced a consolidated directive outlining all the temporary measures and new processes put in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The revised document, dated May 5, 2021, is attached and will once again be available on the Courts’ COVID-19 updates page at https://www.courts.ns.ca/News_of_Courts/COVID19_Preventative_Measures.htm.