The Inn's COVID-19 Arrangements

Updated 11 November

Due to the introduction of a new nationwide lockdown commencing at 00.01 Thursday 5 November, access to The Inner and Middle Temple is restricted to essential movement only. Access by vehicle (or on foot) at Tudor Street will be restricted to staff, residents, tenants, members of chambers (including staff and cleaners, contractors and deliveries only). Access by foot to the Inn via other entrances, where necessary, will be by authorised access card or fob only.

The Inner Temple is fully operational with staff who can work from home continuing to do so. They can be contacted by email or phone. ur Porters remain on site at 1 Mitre Court, 1st Floor and Estate staff work on site on a rota basis.

Our physical events have been cancelled until the end of March 2021 and we will continue to monitor the situation in line with government guidance. We recognise this is an anxious time, particularly for those with training requirements and the Inn will provide high quality equivalent learning online. You can view it here.

We will communicate changes via this webpage, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin. We will also email students regularly. We have specific online support group for this year Bar Course Students, please email to find out more about this support.

The four Inns’ Libraries, including our Library at 10 Fetter Lane, are open 10am-4pm on a rota basis with a booking system in operation.

The Garden is closed to the public during this lockdown period, up to and including Wednesday 2 December, or until further notice. Please follow our Garden's Instagram account @innertemplegarden for regular updates from the Garden. Fob holders may access the Garden as usual.

Whilst the pandemic crisis remains unpredictable, access control procedures will be reviewed to ensure the safety of residents, tenants, staff and contractors within both Inns.

Parking at the Inn

Parking permits for members may be purchased online at Please email to set up an account.

To assist chambers in providing parking permits for essential administrative staff we can offer each set two free permits (interchangeable between staff and members of Chambers), based on our current spare capacity. Please contact to arrange.


We are working to ensure that admissions to the Inner Temple continue to be processed as efficiently as possible, subject to the restrictions being imposed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We continue to check applications received by post but with most of the Inn’s staff now working remotely, we request that you kindly send your application by email to

Certified copies of certificates and photographs may also be emailed while restrictions are in place, although you will be asked to provide original certified copies when it is possible to do so.

Once your application has been accepted, you will receive an email with the Inn’s bank details asking you to make a payment by bank transfer.

Once the payment has been received, we’ll send you a confirmation of your admission by email.

Emergencies On Site

In the case of emergencies, the Porters can be contacted 24/7 on 020 7797 8255