Limited contact during social visits
The limit on physical contact during social visits is beginning to be relaxed, although it is with a note of caution.
Residents are now permitted to hug visitors who are under the age of 11. The current rule preventing physical contact with anyone over the age of 11 remains in place for the time being.
People from two different households can now attend the same visit, helping to bring families together for much-needed reunions. Visitors can be both family and friends, but the limit on the number of visitors per session remains the same at three people.
These changes will come into effect at HMP Peterborough from Tuesday 1 June.
The following restrictions remain in place:
If you have a visit planned, please consider taking a Covid-19 test before your visit and only attend if your test result is negative. This will help us to prevent the virus from coming into the prison and keep your loved ones safe.
You can find out how to get a home test by visiting this website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/get-tested-for-coronavirus/
Video calls via Purple Visits as well as face-to-face visits with restrictions are available for both our male and female residents, but we understand this can’t replace the contact you used to have before the pandemic.
We want to reassure you that we are working hard on how we can improve visits for you and your loved ones. We are starting to make progress on easing our restrictions in the prison, but we must do this with caution to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff.
We will update you on any changes to how we run visits as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.