All visits to prisons in south-east Queensland have now been cancelled, including legal visits.
Queensland Corrective Services says all prisons from Maryborough south to the border and west to Gatton are now on Stage 3 restrictions on the advice of Queensland Health. Prisoner movements are also limited where possible, with the use of video links where permissible, though production for necessary court attendance can continue.
Only essential workers will have access to the centres after a medical screening, and masks will be worn.
QCS says these restrictions will be revisited when Queensland Health advises it is safe to do so.
Visits are occurring as normal at Capricornia, Townsville and Lotus Glen Correctional centres, but anyone who has been in south-east Queensland in the past two weeks is urged to not attend these centres.