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Arrangements during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Arrangements during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

28 September 2021

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC) is open to the public, parties and media.

The Court is functioning in accordance with government guidance, in support of the administration of justice and rule of law.

This webpage contains the latest advice in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. Please review this page regularly.


UKSC cases will take place in the Court, see the Michaelmas list. Some JCPC cases in the Michaelmas list will continue to take place by video conference. All hearings are available to watch live and on-demand via our websites.

UKSC judgments in Michaelmas term will be handed down in the Court, on Wednesdays at 9.45am.They will continue to be live streamed via the UKSC website. Judgments will be announced one week in advance, as usual.

The Supreme Court building

The building is open to the public. We have put in measures to ensure that the building is compliant with government guidance.

The Registry

We are here to help. The Registry public counter is open 11am to 3pm Monday-Thursday and the Registry staff will answer telephone and email enquiries 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, during law terms. Parties should file their papers remotely.


Telephone: +44(0)20 7960 1900

For further information see Lord Reed's practice notice which was issued on 21 May and updated on 25 September.

Outreach, education and events

Education tours have recommenced and guided tours of the building for the public, will begin from Friday 8 October. We will continue to offer public virtual guided tours and virtual tours for schools, colleges and universities.

We will launch 10 minute, free Outdoor tours of the Supreme Court, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.30am, weather permitting. The first tour will be on Tuesday 5 October. Meet outside the main entrance.

Our online, 360° virtual tour is available, through which people can see the building and learn about its history.

A range of learning resources for schools, colleges and universities are available to students, teachers and parents.

Education programmes for 2021/22 will be launched this autumn.

If you have a query relating to a private event, please email