Rest of New Zealand
Please attend on your scheduled date unless a Judge or Registrar has advised otherwise.
Entry into courthouses is limited to defendants, parties, witnesses, complainants, victims, and other stakeholders. Members of the public (including whānau/support person for a defendant) whose presence is not required at court may only attend if granted permission from the presiding Judge.
Public counters are generally open.
Factsheet: Health and Safety measures during COVID-19 Alert Level 2
Use of face masks in court buildings
Face masks should be worn while in public areas of Auckland court buildings effective from 31 August until further notice. This applies to all court participants and staff to maintain health and safety standards. It is an additional precaution for everyone in the court building. Disposable masks are freely available from security at court entrances.
For the rest of New Zealand, face mask use is encouraged in court buildings.
Judicial protocols have been updated to reflect this on the Courts of New Zealand website.
Read the Chief Justice's media statement 28 August 2020 regarding masks in court
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