HMCTS operational summary for week commencing Monday 15 March 2021

HMCTS operational summary for week commencing Monday 15 March 2021

Please find below a link to the latest HMCTS Operational summary for next week, just published.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hmcts-weekly-operational-summary-on-courts-and-tribunals-during-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

HMCTS operational summary for week commencing Monday 15 March 2021

Some key points are:

  • Updated: We are opening 3 new Nightingale Courts. The first in in Wolverhampton and will provide 2 additional Crown Courtrooms. The second court is in Liverpool and will provide 1 additional room for Crown Court work. The final court will be in Croydon and provide 2 additional rooms, one for Crown Court and one for Crown Court appeals work.
  • Updated: We have launched a pilot to trial the use of home testing kits among court users. From week commencing Monday 8 March 2021, and for the following 5 weeks, home testing kits will be available to collect on-site from Birmingham Crown Court, Croydon Combined Court, Liverpool Combined Court QEII, Snaresbrook Crown Court and Wolverhampton Combined Court. The kits include lateral flow tests, and will be offered to all professional court users, legal professionals, judiciary, contractors, jurors, witness services and staff who attend scheduled hearings at the pilot sites. Testing is now also widely available in the community, and we strongly encourage all court users to make use of it.
  • Crime – The Common Platform digital case management system is now live in Guildford Crown and Magistrates’ Courts, and Staines Magistrates’ Court. The next courts to go live with the system will be: North Staffordshire Justice Centre, Cannock Magistrates’ Court, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, Stafford Crown Court, Warrington Magistrates’ Court and Chester Crown Court.
  • Civil court listing priorities: w/c Monday 15 March 2021 – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/968828/Civil_court_listing_priorities_15_March_2021.pdf

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