Remote Administration of Statutory Declarations and Affidavits during Level 4 Lockdown.
As in past lockdowns, there is an Order in Council issued by the Government which allows for remote administration of Statutory Declarations and Affidavits by Justices of the Peace. It is intended to be used for URGENT issues. Certified copies can also be done remotely, at any time.
There appears to be heavy demand from clients for work that is not necessarily urgent (passport renewals, visa applications, etc), but for which it is convenient for the client to do now! Most receiving agencies are either closed or working minimally. Justices who have agreed to do remote administration (and whose names are listed on the website) are not under any obligation to administer non-urgent items under Covid Alert Level 4.