High Court Protocols under the new Framework

Release for the Chief High Court Judge, Justice Susan Thomas

Measures to be implemented in the High Court for the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Protection Framework) are under development. These measures are expected to be largely operational by 1 February 2022 when the High Court formally recommences business for the year.

In the interim the following transitional provisions will apply to High Court registries that are in the Protection Framework Red level. These settings are essentially the same as the Alert Level 3 and 4 protocol, with some modifications where in person appearances can be safely undertaken.

Notice will be given when the Protection Framework measures have been implemented for a High Court registry.

Transitional COVID-19 Protection Framework Protocol Red Level

Transitional COVID-19 Protection Framework Protocol Orange Level

These protocols are available on the Courts of New Zealand/Ngā Kōti o Aotearoa website.

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