COVID-19 Court Information
The Provincial Court of Alberta
This page is updated as necessary. New information contained in this page supersedes information in earlier announcements.
Updated June 30, 2022
All persons entering a courthouse in Alberta are encouraged to wear a face mask while in any public area of the courthouse. For those who do not have a face mask, one can be obtained from perimeter security at the entrance to the courthouse.
Do not come into a courthouse in person if you have been advised to self-isolate by public health officials, your doctor or the Alberta Health Services website; or you are self-isolating as a result of travel or contact with individuals with COVID-19.
Each division of the court has slightly different practices based on current conditions.
Local Courtroom Protocols
The protocols and practice directives at many individual courtrooms and courthouses across the province are often updated to reflect the changing constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is strongly advised that anyone appearing in court read the applicable regional and local practice notes.
These practice notes are organized first by court division (criminal, civil, traffic, or family and youth) and then by region.
Applications to appear remotely should be made 30 days in advance of the scheduled trial date. For more information on remote appearances, please visit the following links.
Bar Admission Ceremonies
Bar admission ceremonies will be in person although a Webex link will still be available for those unable to attend in person or those who would prefer to attend virtually. Whether masking will be required during the ceremony or not will remain in the discretion of the presiding Judge following a discussion with the student-at-law and the principal.