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Scottish courts stay open as protection levels are raised

The Scottish Government has announced that COVID protection levels are to be raised for 11 local authority areas to level 4, effective from 18:00 on Friday 20 November. Scotland’s courts will remain open for business under all 5 protection levels as the delivery of justice is identified as essential business.

Anyone required to travel to attend a court, including witnesses and the accused should continue to do so.

Any victim or witness who has concerns about travelling to a location with higher restrictions is reminded that travel to give evidence at court is permitted as essential business.

Safety measures are in place to protect all court users. You will find the latest hygiene measures on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service website.

Please note at this time access to court buildings is limited to only those directly concerned with court proceedings, or as directed by the judiciary.

Find information for different court users on our Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for those due to attend court page.