Precautionary measures for COVID-19 prevention

Fadley Faisal

The public is informed that in efforts to prevent exposure from COVID-19 as well as the safety and well-being of court officials, staff and the general public, the court has taken precautionary measures.

Visitors are required to register their name, Identity Card number, phone numbers and email addresses accurately and correctly in the register book at the registration desk.

Visitors who do not have any specific matters in court are advised not to attend court.

Visitors who suffer from symptoms of cold, cough and fever are to act responsibly and to inform the court staff of their condition.

Non-essential civil hearings in court jurisdictions in all districts, including bankruptcy creditors meetings, probate hearings, mediations, Small Claims Tribunal’s consultations and adjudication fixed between March 14 and 31 will be adjourned unless the court directs otherwise.

Criminal hearings will proceed unless the Court directs otherwise.

Marriages that have been fixed will proceed as scheduled, however, only the groom, bride and witnesses will be permitted into the court room.

Visitors dealing with any criminal/civil/bankruptcy/probate cases in the Civil Courts experiencing and showing symptoms of cold, cough and fever are advised to contact the Court directly at the following numbers: Supreme Court criminal case matters at 2235842, civil case matters at 2235842, bankruptcy case matters at 2243939 extension 155 and probate case matters at 2235841; for Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate’s Court at 2232979, Tutong at 4220503, Kuala Belait at 3330385/3331585 and Temburong at 5221019.

Informants are to state the cases number and date(s) of each hearing and to leave their telephone number and email address for the Court to respond.

For information, the public can call the same numbers listed or email [email protected]