Latest information for families
Prisons remain a high-risk environment with increased potential for outbreaks of Covid-19, therefore the removal of restrictions in the community on Monday 19 July will not be replicated within the establishment.
Infection rates are rising both in the community and in prisons, so we must continue to proceed with caution and retain the current controls that we have in place. Within the prison we have many people working and living in close proximity, so we must follow the advice of public health experts to safeguard against the virus.
We will be progressing with the gradual expansion of our regime, although this will be done slowly and with caution.
We understand that the discrepancies between the community and the restrictions within the prison may cause frustration, but please bear in mind that we must make the wellbeing of our residents, staff and visitors our priority.
To help to ease the frustration of social distancing and to improve the experience of visits, HMP Peterborough is participating in a pilot scheme called ‘Test & Hug’. This allows residents and visitors to embrace at the start and end of their visit, as long as all parties have tested negative for Covid-19 on the day of the visit. We’re delighted to be a part of this scheme and the feedback received so far has been very positive.
Please note that visitors will still be required to wear a face mask and that they are mandatory for the duration of the visit.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we work through the challenges that the global pandemic has created.