Prison Visiting is Back on

Visiting will resume at the prison from tomorrow, on a strictly controlled basis.

Anyone wishing to visit a prisoner must take an LFD test on arrival and record a negative result before being allowed entry. Children aged under 10 will be exempt.

Face-coverings must be worn at all times unless seated in the Visits Hall.

Visiting was suspended on Sunday December 5 following an outbreak of Covid.

The easing of visitor restrictions coincides with the resumption of most educational and recreational activities and face-to-face advocate visits. However, proportionate measures remain in place and will continue to be reviewed daily.

Justice and Home Affairs Minister Jane Poole-Wilson said: ‘I’m really pleased that we are able to allow visitors back to the Prison. This is due to the co-operation of both prisoners and staff during a challenging period. I’d like to place on record my thanks to all concerned and look forward to activities beginning to return to normal, albeit with restrictions in place.’

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