Nightingale courts status interactive map

On 17 February 2023, the government announced it’s extending 24 Nightingale courtrooms for 2023, to help tackle backlogs and reduce waiting times.

‘Nightingale courts’ were launched in July 2022 as part of the government's court recovery plan, and to help the justice system recover from the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).  

We created an interactive map which shows the location of open Nightingale courts, as well as the type of work being heard in these venues and the number of court rooms at each site.

Nightingale courts will remain open in 2023 at 11 sites:

  • Birmingham, Maple House 
  • Blackpool, former Fleetwood Magistrates’ Court
  • Croydon, Leonardo Hotel
  • former Chichester Crown Court
  • former Cirencester Magistrates’ Court
  • London, Barbican, Aldersgate House
  • London, Grand Connaught Rooms
  • Maidstone, Mercure Hotel
  • Swansea, Civic Centre
  • Telford Annex
  • Wolverhampton Park Hall Hotel 

Contact HMCTS

If you require technical support for a telephone or video hearing call 0300 303 0655.

The Courts and Tribunals Service Centres will be available from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 4pm on Fridays until further notice.


Nightingale courts – list of additional facilities opening to support the courts and tribunals estate during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Court and Tribunal finder – find contact details and information about courts and tribunals in your area

Courts and Tribunals – living with COVID-19 – guidance to help court and tribunal users reduce the risk of catching an infectious disease like COVID-19 and passing it on to others

Welsh government guidance on face coverings – guidance for the public on face coverings in indoor public places across Wales

HMCTS video hearings: guidance for legal professionals – guidance about how fully video hearings work and how to take part

How to join a Cloud Video Platform (CVP) hearing – guidance on how to join a CVP hearing using your computer, mobile or tablet

HMCTS telephone and video hearings – guidance on how HMCTS uses telephone and video technology during the coronavirus outbreak

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