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Prisons: Visits

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 147093, tabled on 25 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisons have resumed family days following the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

4 April 2022

We do not collect data centrally on which prisons hold family days. Anyone wishing to visit a prisoner should consult the following link to determine what facilities are available for doing so: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/prisons-in-england-and-wales. HMPPS continues to fund contracted family service providers to support prisons in delivering family days subject to local restrictions within the prison.

Our strategy for managing Covid-19 in prisons continues to be guided by our National Framework, which sets out the basis for decisions on the necessary level of Covid controls over time. All prisons in England and Wales have resumed social visits when safe to do so.