Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community in Queensland confirmed from 26 March, on the advice of the Chief Health Officer from 29 March 2021 all Community Corrections offices across Queensland moved to Stage 3 restrictions. These changes apply to all Community Corrections offices within all Regions:
- Far Northern region
- Northern region
- Central region
- North Coast region
- Brisbane region
- Southern region
- South Coast region
All prisons and community corrections offices across the State are now at Stage 3 of the Hotspot Response Plan. This plan is designed to allow us to quickly respond to further community outbreaks by clearly identifying the different restrictions which apply at different stages.
This means that all personal and professional visits in correctional centre have been cancelled . Community Corrections offices across Queensland will only conduct face to face interviews for scheduled times or for high risk matters. Face to face program delivery has also been suspended, with remote alternatives being offered.
Visitors who are showing signs of illness, or who have visited or travelled through declared hotspots in the past 14 days will not be admitted to our centres.
Reception prisoners will be health screened and temperature checked, but will not be subject to 14 days isolation unless they are showing cold or flu-like symptoms or a temperature of more than 38 degrees.
We now have thermal imaging in all our prisons: