Georgetown High Court closes temporarily following surge in COVID cases


The Georgetown High Court and all of its offices will be closed effective Wednesday until January 10, 2022, as a precautionary measure given the significant spike in COVID-19 infections over recent weeks.

A notice from the Supreme Court of Judicature on Wednesday outlined that the closure will also facilitate sanitisation of the High Court; the usual precautions and protocols will be adapted.

But despite the closure, the notice outlined that urgent matters will be done by way of remote hearings. The filing of urgent matters may be effected through the use of the High Court’s e-filing portal on the Supreme Court website (

The notice outlined as well that persons who have in-person hearings scheduled in court during the closure period must contact the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar or their Attorney-at-Law.

“The Georgetown High Court Registry will resume operations with a skeletal staff from January 10, 2022, until Friday, January 14, 2022. Persons should there continue to utilize the e-filing portal during this time, Strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols will be enforced,” the notice stated.

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