New limitations have been put into place beginning on May 10, 2021. Members of the general public are not permitted to attend court, but people with matters at court are permitted. Physical distancing rules remain in place. Face masks are necessary for attendance in the building and the physical distancing markers are all over the courtrooms and hallways. Jury trials are scheduled to take place off site at the Stampede Grandstand to allow for physical distancing between jurors.  However, things are constantly changing in response to the outbreak. It’s best to retain a lawyer to help you in this uncertain time.  Here are the current updates:

Provincial Court of Alberta operations: https://albertacourts.ca/docs/default-source/ca/wearing-masks-in-the-courthouse.pdf?sfvrsn=a2487683_9

Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta operations: https://albertacourts.ca/docs/default-source/ca/wearing-masks-in-the-courthouse.pdf?sfvrsn=a2487683_9

Alberta Court of Appeal is open for electronic hearings.  Public access is unavailable, but self-represented and represented accused can participate remotely: https://albertacourts.ca/ca/publications/announcements/notice-to-the-profession-and-public—electronic-hearings—update-for-attendance-and-resource-reminders

Remand Centres in Alberta remain closed for visitors until further notice.  See the website: https://www.alberta.ca/adult-correctional-remand-centres.aspx