Advisory for court users and visitors

1. In view of the COVID-19 situation, all visitors to the Supreme Court building will be required to complete the online Visitor Registration Form and check in via the TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE) app or SafeEntry (SE) tokens with effect from 17 May 2021. The enhanced precautionary measures are to augment contact tracing capabilities. The QR codes for the Visitor Registration Form and the TT-only SE app, as well as the SafeEntry Gateway device (which can be used to scan the TT-only SE app or the SE tokens) will be available at the entrance/exit of the Supreme Court building. 

2. There will be no scanning of the SafeEntry QR code using a regular phone camera or QR reader after 17 May 2021 and no ID check-ins for SafeEntry via the TraceTogether (Business) app after 31 May 2021.

3. All visitors are also required to undergo temperature screening at the entrance before entering the building. 

4. You will be denied entry if you:

  • Are serving a Quarantine Order;
  • Are serving a Stay-Home Notice;
  • Are serving a Leave of Absence;
  • Have been in close contact with any individual(s) who has/have been confirmed or suspected* to have COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days;
  • Are feeling unwell with fever (with temperature more than 37.9°C) and/or flu like/respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose and shortness of breath).
  • Are currently covered by a medical certificate (MC) for any of the symptoms listed above (even if the MC states that it is not valid for absence from court).

*pending results of COVID-19 tests

5. If you have a hearing scheduled in the Supreme Court and are denied entry (or will be denied entry as described in paragraph 4 above), please seek an adjournment of the hearing through a request on eLitigation (if you are a lawyer or if you are represented by a lawyer), or by email to (if you are a litigant-in-person) stating the case number and providing the supporting evidence that you are serving a Quarantine Order, Stay-Home Notice, Leave of Absence or have a medical certificate (in accordance with Supreme Court Practice Directions paragraph 14).

6. To minimise the time spent in public areas, instead of visiting us, you are encouraged to use our website, e-services, call or write to us where possible.

7. Safe distancing measures such as spacing out queue lines and seats at waiting areas as well as in the courtrooms have been put in place to minimise the risk of infection.

8. With effect from 19 Aug 2021, the Supreme Court Library will be able to accommodate up to 20 people at any one time. The Library’s opening hours remain unchanged from Mon to Fri (excluding public holidays), 10am – 12 noon and 2 – 4pm. All visitors to the Library will also be required to scan the Library TraceTogether-only SafeEntry QR Code for entry. The Learning Court at Level 1, the Judicial Heritage Gallery at Basement 1 and the Viewing Gallery at Level 8, however, will remain closed until further notice.  

9. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.