FAQs on hearings during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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This page has been updated following additional restrictions in Greater Manchester
This page was originally published 31 March 2020. It was last updated 31 July 2020. 

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are running hearings slightly differently.

Some hearings are being held virtually and from 3 August some hearings will be held in our hearing centre. Running a small number of hearings at the hearing centre in Manchester will allow us to operate in the safest way possible, adhering to UK government advice.

We have a duty to run hearings in order to protect the public. We are committed to concluding cases in a timely way wherever possible, which is in the interests of all involved. Therefore, it is essential that we reopen the hearing centre, so we can hold a wider range of hearings.

This page answers some commonly asked questions.