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Short Update: Irish Prison Service publishes approach to COVID-19 contact-tracing in prisons

FT Admin - June 24, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, prison conditions, Prison monitoring

The Irish Prison Service has published its approach to dealing with COVID-19 in prisons through contact-tracing.  

The Irish Prison Service has said that all prisons, and two support agencies, now have fully functional in-prison contact-tracing teams. Every contact-tracing team has responded to at least one case of COVID-19, undertaken contact tracing and instigated a quarantine of contacts.  

They have said they believe this ‘partnership approach,’ involving community public health expertise, National Quality Improvement (QI) input and support and prison resources, is an effective mechanism for dealing with COVID-19 in prisons. 

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