Information on how many hearings held remotely since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for spoken and non-spoken interpretation is provided below. The difference in start dates reflect the fact that thebigword’s system did not start recording any remote bookings until 30th March. We expect that very few took place before this date.
Number of telephone interpreting hearings
Number of video remote interpreting hearings
thebigword – spoken interpretation
30.3.2020 – 12.6.2020
Clarion uk – Non- spoken interpretation
23.3.2020 – 12.6.2020
The Ministry of Justice does not collect data on all hearings that have been rescheduled because an interpreter was unavailable. HMCTS performance data, including ineffective trial rates due to interpreter availability, is currently not available for this period.