Coronavirus advice and updates

The Bar Council is keeping the coronavirus situation under constant review. The information below has been updated as of Monday 13 December 2021 and is relevant to practitioners in England and Wales.

For any specific queries about the coronavirus crisis and how it impacts the Bar in England and Wales, please email the Bar Council Working Group at

We are collecting the contact details of visitors to the Bar Council's offices in order to comply with the Government’s 'test and trace' guidance. You can read more about this in our Privacy statement.


Important Notice: this document has been prepared by the Covid-19 Working Group established informally by the Bar Council, LPMA and IBC in order to assist barristers and chambers on matters relating to the current coronavirus epidemic. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, nor does it comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council, LPMA nor IBC nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it.