Thursday 25 November
I am pleased to inform you that HMP Forest bank has been given support to move into regime stage 2 by Public health England (PHE) and HMPPS, where it is safe to do so.
Under stage 2 status we will increase access to resident activities, including weekend gym sessions and chapel services and will reintroduce weekend visits from Saturday (27 November)
Visiting times will be available on both Saturday and Sunday.
Morning: 10:00 – 11:00
Afternoon: 14:30 – 15:30
Please note that visits will be booked internally on the kiosk by the resident, on behalf of their visitors.
We are delighted to welcome families and loved to Forest Bank for weekend visits, but our priority remains the same - to protect the safety and wellbeing of those living, working and visiting the prison.
All visitors will be required to wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines for the duration of their visit.
Following a year of unprecedented challenges, we continue to make positive progress and will be using some of our learnings and feedback to adapt our future regimes.
We will continue to keep you up to date regarding any future developments and will post updates via the website and HMP Forest Bank Twitter feed: @hmpforestbank
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we continue to work through the challenges of the pandemic.