REMOVAL OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
The past couple of years have been incredibly challenging for everyone, with additional restrictions in place in prisons to minimise the risks posed by Covid-19. While these restrictions have been necessary, we did not want to keep them in place for any longer than necessary.
We are please to say that we are now able to remove many of the restrictions that have been in place, with immediate effect. There will be a small number of measures retained to maintain the safety and wellbeing of our staff, prisoners and visitors, and this is likely to vary between different prisons.
Social distancing and face masks are no longer required for social visits. This applies to families, significant others, other visitors, prisoners and staff.
While the risks posed by Covid-19 have significantly reduced, in order to help us safeguard the wellbeing of prisoners, staff and other visitors, please do not come to the prison if you are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive.
We will continue to offer Purple Visits to help maintain family contact, which we know has been appreciated by both prisoners and their families.
Thank you for your continued patience and support.