Monday 19 July
At HMP Forest Bank, we continue to adapt our regimes to meet the latest safety requirements, however, prisons remain a high-risk environment with increased potential for outbreaks of Covid-19.
While the government has confirmed that all legal Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted today (19 July) across the community, these changes will not be immediately reflected at Forest Bank.
With infection rates rising both in the community and prisons, advice from public health officials specifies that we must continue to retain the current controls in place until we are confident the risk of infection is mitigated.
We are delighted to welcome families and loved to Forest Bank for social 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 from you, staff and residents to adapt our future regimes.
We will endeavour 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.
Visiting a family member or loved one at HMP Forest Bank? Check the quick reference guide for all the information you need before your visit