Public Advisory: Provincial Court Announces Changes to Respond to COVID-19

  • Justice and Public Safety

March 16, 2020

The following is being issued at the request of Pamela Goulding, Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador:

The Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador is closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19. The safety and well-being of clients, the public, staff, judges and other stakeholders is of utmost importance to the Court.

In light of this, all trials and appearances are suspended except where the accused is currently in custody in which case, trials, bail hearings and urgent matters will be heard.

A further update regarding future Provincial Court processes will be posted by close of business tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17). Please refer to for more information and updates as they become available.

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Media contact
Joanne Turner
Director of Court Services

2020 03 16 5:24 pm