COVID-19 NCLA Operation Updates

Updated  18 November 2020 @ 9:23am


Note: NCLA staff will be updating this list on an on-going basis but may not always be available to catch updates as they are breaking. Always consult the website of the court in question for the most up-to-date information

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Covid-19 Courthouse Screening


11 September 2020: Cobourg Court Services

Please be advised that Cobourg Courthouse will officially re-open to the public on Monday, September 14, 2020.  In alignment with this, all staff and stakeholders/public attending our building must complete health screening. The Cobourg Police will be ensuring screening is completed at the front entrance prior to people being admitted.  

In addition to this and effective on Monday, the Cobourg Police have indicated our building will move to a one point of entry and exit.  What this means to all users of the building (with the exception of the Judiciary), is that staff and all stakeholders will be required to attend at the front of the building and go through the front entrance both when they arrive and leave this building at any point during the day.  No other exit doors can be used to enter or exit.  This is an addition to the security of our building, and is being put in place to ensure further safety and protection for all.

In addition to this, the magnometers are installed at the front entrance and the police will be using these for members of the public once they have formally been screened and allowed entry to the building.

Protocol for the Resumption of Civil Proceedings, Meaning Civil Trials, Summary Judgment Motions, Long Motions, and Applications in the Central East Region

Notice to the Profession – Protocol for Civil Matters in the Superior Court of Justice, Central East Region (Effective July 27, 2020)

Notice to the Profession and Family Law Litigants – Protocol for Family Matters in the Superior Court of Justice, Central East Region (Effective June 26, 2020)

Notice to Profession Criminal for Central East Region (June 26, 2020)

Central East - Notice to the Profession - 6 May 2020

Administrative Variations of Undertaking or Release Order - 6 May 2020

Consent Undertaking/Release Order Variation Process - Northumberland County - 6 May 2020

Ontario Court of Justice Notice - Northumberland - 6 May 2020

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