Latest information for families
The number of residents in the prison needing to isolate to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus is increasing, making it very important to keep our infection control measures in place.
Prisons remain a high-risk environment for Covid-19 so we need to keep some restrictions in place to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents, staff and visitors.
Please help us to minimise the risks posed by Covid-19 by complying with these restrictions.
Please remember that face masks must be worn throughout your visit. This includes children aged 11 and over.
Exemptions are not permitted – every visitor must wear a mask in order for the visit to go ahead.
If you remove your mask or refuse to wear it, your visit will be ended.
We strongly encourage you to complete an LFD test before coming to the prison – this will help us to keep your loved ones safe.
If you have booked a ‘Test & Hug’ visit you must complete an LFD Covid-19 test on-site before you can go through for the visit. Please remember to allow enough time to do this.
‘Test & Hug’ allows you and the resident you are visiting to embrace at the start and end of the visit.
If you are not able to test or refuse to do so, you will not be permitted any physical contact during the visit.
Residents are allowed to hug children under the age of 11, but no other visitors if tests have not been completed.
Thank you for your support and cooperation.