Visits restrictions ease
COVID-19 restrictions at Stage 2 for most of the state
8 July 2021
On the advice of Queensland Health, we have recommenced personal visits at Lotus Glen and Capricornia correctional centres.
Due to the ongoing risk of transmission in the community, other centres in Queensland will move to Stage 2 restrictions.
This means that cultural, official legal and visits from elders can recommence at the following centres:
- Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre
- Borallon Training and Correctional Centre
- Brisbane Correctional Centre
- Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre
- Helana Jones Centre
- Maryborough Correctional Centre
- Numinbah Correctional Centre
- Palen Creek Correctional Centre
- Southern Queensland Correctional Centre
- Townsville Correctional Centre
- Wolston Correctional Centre
- Woodford Correctional Centre
Under Stage 2 restrictions, personal visits are unable to occur.. Virtual Personal Visits can still be booked as normal.
Community Corrections will move to Stage 2 restrictions in Townsville District and also Hervey Bay District Office south to the border and west to Ipswich District Office. All other Community Corrections offices will move to Stage 1 restrictions.
Anyone entering a correctional centre will continue to undergo health screening and temperature checks. For the safety of our officers and the prisoners in our care, please do not come for a visit if you are unwell or showing any COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are minor (please self-isolate and get tested immediately).
Please contact the relevant correctional centre for details of current visitor numbers permitted under COVID-Safe plans, to book one-hour contact and non-contact visits.
Where social distancing is not possible between other officers or prisoners, in accordance with current Queensland Health advice, masks are recommended.
All correctional centres have a COVID-Safe plan in place, including the requirement for social distancing, hygiene and other fundamental measures that help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We also continue to pay close attention to regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces as well as maintaining regular hand washing or sanitising, good cough and sneeze etiquette and adhere to workplace COVID-safe plans.
We understand that restrictions have had an impact on those in our care, especially on their families and we thank everyone for their patience and understanding at this time.
A cautious approach as well as stringent planning and execution has served us well and has kept COVID-19 out of our centres, and we thank you for your patience.
We will continue to review our position, and as soon as Queensland Health says it is safe, we will recommence personal visits.