Keeping everyone who lives and works in our prison safe and well is our number one priority, so HMP Forest Bank must follow the current Government and Public Health England guidance and adapt how we operate accordingly.
Prisons remain a high-risk environment for Covid-19, so some restrictions will remain in place at this time to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents, staff and visitors.
While we are providing contact visits, all visitors and residents must provide a negative LFT and show no Covid-19 symptoms.
Please help us to minimise the risks posed by Covid-19 by complying with these restrictions.
Upon arriving for your visit, you will be required to provide staff with proof of your negative result. This can be a time stamped photograph of the result taken on the day of the visit or a text/email from the NHS if the result was registered online.
This only applies to visitors age 12 years and over.
During your visit both visitors and residents will be required to wear a face mask/covering.
If your visitor/s are not able to test or are exempt from wearing a face mask/ covering, they need to provide an exemption note (available from the Government website). In this instance you will not be permitted any physical contact during the visit.
Please note that failure to provide evidence of the above will result in the refusal of entry to the prison and cancellation of the visit.
Remember to wear a face mask/covering, keep your distance and follow any one-way systems at all times and please wash and sanitise your hands before and after your visit.
Thank you for your support and cooperation.