Information on Filings under Regulations Issued under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act

Filing a Memorandum of Notification for Relief or other prescribed forms under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) Regulations 2020

1. Parties who seek relief under sections 5(8) or 8(2) of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (“C19TMA”) in respect of any proceedings in court are required to file the Memorandum of Notification for Relief as provided under regulations 9(4) or 9(5) of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) Regulations 2020 (“C19TMRegs”) by filing it in the eLitigation case file of the court proceedings under the document title “Other Hearing Related Requests”. Similarly, a party who wishes to file any other form prescribed under the C19TMRegs is required to file that form in the eLitigation case file of the court proceedings under the document title “Other Hearing Related Requests”.

2. If you are represented, your lawyer may file the Memorandum of Notification for Relief and other prescribed forms under the C19TMRegs on your behalf. If you are unrepresented, you may file those documents at the LawNet Service Bureau located at Level 1 of the Supreme Court Building, during office hours. For more details on filing documents at the LawNet Service Bureau, you may wish to contact their office at Tel No. (65) 6337 9164 or refer to their website here (https://www.elitigation.sg/_layouts/IELS/Home/SBAbout.aspx).

Filing a Memorandum of Application for Determination under Part 8 or other prescribed forms under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Part 8 Relief) Regulations 2020

3. Parties who apply for the appointment of an assessor under Part 8 of the C19TMA, and are aware of Court proceedings taken out in breach of the moratorium under section 37A(1) of the C19TMA, are required to file the Memorandum of Application for Determination under Part 8 as provided under regulation 8(3) of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Part 8 Relief) Regulations 2020 (“C19TMP8Regs”) by filing it in the eLitigation case file of the court proceedings under the document title “Other Hearing Related Requests”. Similarly, a party who wishes to file any other form prescribed under the C19TMP8Regs is required to file that form in the eLitigation case file of the court proceedings under the document title “Other Hearing Related Requests”.

4. If you are represented, your lawyer may file the Memorandum of Application for Determination under Part 8 and other prescribed forms under the C19TMP8Regs on your behalf. If you are unrepresented, you may file those documents at the LawNet Service Bureau (see paragraph 2 above).

Filing a Memorandum of Notice of Negotiation or Notice of Revision under Part 10 or other prescribed forms under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Part 10 Relief) Regulations 2021

5. Parties who seek relief under sections 43(1) or 43(5) of the C19TMA are required to file with the court a Memorandum of Notice of Negotiation or Notice of Revision in the circumstances described in regulations 11 and 19 of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Part 10 Relief) Regulations 2021 (“C19TMP10Regs”). Such Memoranda are to be filed in the eLitigation case file of the relevant court proceedings under the document title “Other Hearing Related Requests”. Similarly, a party who wishes to file any other form prescribed under the C19TMP10Regs is required to file that form in the eLitigation case file of the court proceedings under the document title “Other Hearing Related Requests”.

6. If you are represented, your lawyer may file the Memorandum of Notice of Negotiation or Notice of Revision and other prescribed forms under C19TMP10Regs on your behalf. If you are unrepresented, you may file those documents at the LawNet Service Bureau (see paragraph 2 above).