The Justice Committee has published a report detailing the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the courts and tribunals in England and Wales. The courts and tribunals have continued to operate throughout the pandemic, however there is a significant rise in the backlog of cases in the criminal courts. In order to clear these outstanding cases, the government, judiciary and Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) are co-operating to produce a ‘multi-pronged recovery plan’ involving the temporary establishment of courts, extending court hours, considering the change of arrangements for jury trials and the increased use of technology. The report explains that the majority of measures undertaken in response to coronavirus ‘represent an acceleration of the ongoing court reform programme which began in 2016’, yet it is not certain which of these measures will become permanent. The report details the impact in the criminal courts, civil courts and tribunals, technology and the courts, the recovery plan and offers conclusions and recommendations.