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Further restrictions at Queensland Corrective Services facilities

Due the further confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community in Queensland, the decision has been made to suspend all visits in prisons from Central and South East Queensland.

This includes prison from Capricornia Correctional Centre south and west to Southern Queensland Correctional Centre and including all Wacol-based centres, Maryborough,  Numinbah and Palen Creek Correctional centres.

This decision was made to protect the safety of prisoners and our officers on advice from Queensland Health. All correctional centres will implement Stage 3 restrictions until further notice.  Community Corrections offices in Southern, South Coast, Brisbane, North Coast and Central regins are also in Stage 3 restrictions.

This will allow Queensland Health the time to better understand the impact and scale of community transmission and any associated risks.

Every essential worker entering a prison will undergo health screening including thermal imaging, and must wear a mask.

We understand that this will have an impact, especially on families and we thank everyone for their patience and understanding at this time.

There are many other ways to continue to contact a prisoner.

You can learn more about virtual visits here and prisoner email.    

We’ll continue to work with Queensland Health, and as soon as they can tell us it is safe to do so, we will ease these restrictions.