Updated Tuesday 23 February 2021
We are currently managing an outbreak of Covid-19 within our male prison and are working in partnership with Public Health England to ensure all safeguards and appropriate measures are in place.
Please note, the female prison is not affected.
Appropriate precautions have been taken to minimise the spread of the virus within the male prison, which does include implementing a very restricted regime and mass testing. Residents are being provided with hygiene packs where access to showers cannot currently be facilitated and welfare checks are being carried out.
We continue to roll out the Covid-19 vaccination to residents who would be eligible to receive it in the wider community.
Precautionary measures include all staff wearing PPE throughout the establishment (both male and female prisons), together with regular staff testing.
The safety and welfare of those living and working within the prison remains our priority at this challenging time.