SEQ prisons closed to personal visitors

Personal visits have been suspended at all South-East Queensland prisons on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, due to cases of COVID-19 in the community.

Advice from Queensland Corrective Services says the decision was made to protect the safety of prisoners and officers, and includes all prisons from Maryborough to the New South Wales border.

All other visits, including legal, service providers and official visits, will continue with appropriate social distancing.

Every person entering the prison will undergo health screening, including thermal imaging, and new reception prisoners are subject to 14-day isolation protocols.

This suspension will be regularly reviewed in line with advice from the Chief Health Officer.

Members of the public wishing to visit a prisoner should contact the relevant correctional centre to find out about alternative ways to talk to inmates.

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