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Short Update: Ministry of Justice in the UK published guidance on social visits to prisons

FairTrialsAdmin - July 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prison conditions

On 14 July 2020, the Ministry of Justice ("MoJ") published guidance on visiting someone in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows the MoJ's announcement last week that some prisons would be opened for social visits.  

The guidance permits two adults, or one adult and two children, or two adults and one child to visit a prisoner. All visitors must live in the same household except if they are parents of a prisoner and live apart. In addition, all visitors must stay two metres away from the prisoners and prison staff during the visits. 

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