An update on COVID-19 in prisons

An update on COVID-19 in prisons We thought you might like an update on what is happening in Queensland prisons with COVID-19. As you may have seen in the media, just as Omicron has spread through the community, many Queensland prisons now have COVID-19 cases....

Managing COVID-19 in prisons

Planning for COVID-19 in our prisons We’re sure that you are aware that COVID-19 is spreading in communities across Queensland, and we are beginning to see cases of COVID-19 in our correctional centres amongst officers and prisoners. This was expected and planned-for long before the...

Response: LGCC COVID-19 update

As at midday 7 January, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre had four officers unfit for duty due to COVID-19. There was one prisoner with confirmed COVID. The unit has remained in lockdown to allow for prisoner testing and cleaning. Due to the rapidly changing situation with...

AGCC reports positive COVID-19 cases

Officers at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre are currently working with a number of confirmed positive COVID-19 prisoners. AGCC General Manager, Chief Superintendent Scott Collins confirmed the COVID-19 cases in a recent internal broadcast reassuring officers that the safety and wellbeing of the centre were his...

Responding to COVID-19 in correctional centres and community corrections

Responding to COVID-19 in correctional centres and community corrections   Custodial Operations   How are correctional centres responding to COVID-19? Revised 17 November 2022 QCS seeks to preserve the integrity of the correctional environment by managing the spread of COVID-19 and limiting, as far as...

Queensland Corrective Services COVID vaccinations

We’ve worked hard to keep COVID out of our prisons, but now we need your help. If you visit our centres, please get vaccinated as soon as you can so we can make restrictions a thing of the past.  

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for stakeholders

QCS operations and COVID-19 The global effort to combat COVID-19 is ongoing and many nations are feeling the effects of this scourge. These are difficult and challenging times for all of us. As you know, the governments in our country started their planning early to...

COVID-19 update, Victoria community transmission

To ensure the safety of officers and prisoners, visitors to our prisons will be screened to ensure they have not been to Victoria recently. On advice of the Chief Health Officer, we are restricting access to anyone who has been in Victoria in the last...

COVID-19 restrictions eased to Stage 1 statewide

Due to the remarkable effort to contain the COVID-19 cases at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices. Queensland Health has advised that we are able to recommence...