Monday 26 October 2020
HMP Forest Bank Now Operating Within Tier 3 restrictions
A personal message to the family and friends of residents at Forest Bank
On the evening of Wednesday 21 October, the Prime Minister announced that due to increased levels of coronavirus transmission, Greater Manchester would be entering Tier 3 (very high) restrictions.These restrictions were imposed in the early hours of Friday 23 October and as a result, visits were suspended in all prisons across Great Manchester.
While HMP Forest Bank suspended social visits earlier this month due to a small number of positive Covid-19 cases within the prison, visits will now continue to remain suspended in line with the Tier 3 restrictions.
We know the impact this is having on our residents, their families and loved ones, however action is deemed necessary in order to reduce the risk of a more widespread coronavirus outbreak across the prison and the wider community.The current restrictions will be reviewed by the Government at the end of November and will only remain in place as long as is necessary.We will continue to keep you updated and thank you for your continued support