Court reform

Nightingale courts status interactive map

On 3 March 2022, the government announced it’s extending 30 Nightingale Courtrooms for 12 months, to help tackle backlogs and help the justice system recover from the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

‘Nightingale courts’ were launched as part of the government's court recovery plan.  

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.

The Nightingale courts that remain open until March 2023 are:

  • Birmingham, Maple House 
  • Blackpool, former Fleetwood Magistrates’ Court
  • Bolton, University of Bolton Stadium
  • Croydon Jury’s Inn
  • former Chichester Crown Court
  • former Cirencester Magistrates’ Court
  • Hendon, Court House
  • Leeds, Cloth Hall Court
  • London, Barbican, Aldersgate House
  • London, Grand Connaught Rooms
  • London, Prospero House
  • London, Royal Courts of Justice
  • Maidstone, Mercure Hotel
  • Southampton, Courts of Justice
  • Swansea, Civic Centre
  • Telford Annex
  • Wolverhampton Park Hall Hotel 


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

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.

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