We’re doing everything we can to keep COVID-19 out of prison while still allowing visits to people in our care.

At our Auckland sites under Alert Level 2, everyone coming into prison must wear the face mask provided. You may not wear your own face covering because it may not meet the safety requirements. The one we give you will. Read more about wearing masks for visits.

Visitor numbers are also likely to be reduced at each session to meet physical distancing requirements.

Outside of Auckland, under Alert Level 1 masks and physical distancing at visits are no longer required.

Everyone will still be expected to comply with other COVID-19 precautions including thermal cameras, Ministry of Health screening questions, hand hygiene and contact tracing.

Please don’t visit if you are unwell.

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