Phase 2 – Monday, 17 August 2020
People in custody will be entitled to receive one 15-minute physical visit per fortnight per fortnight.
On any week people in custody may opt for a physical visit, he/she will not have access to a video call.
Physical visits during this phase will be limited to one adult visitor who may be accompanied by one person under 18 years of age.
In order to prevent the potential spread of infection all visits will be behind clear screens and Adults will be required to wear a face masks at all times. Children between the ages of 10 to 18 must also wear a face mask at all time. Children below 10 years of age are not required to wear a face mask but may do so if they wish to. We would encourage all visitors to prison to wear a face mask to help protect your loved ones and also help prevent an further spread of infection in the community.
No physical contact between prisoners and family members will be permitted.
We will continue to offer virtual visits to all prisoners on weeks where prisoners are not availing of physical visits. Furthermore, people in custody will not be permitted to avail of a virtual visit on the same week as they receive a physical visit. Accordingly, the following visiting options may be utilised by prisoners:
- 2 physical and 2 virtual visits per month
- 3 virtual and 1 physical per month
- 4 virtual visits per month.
13 August 2020
Irish Prison Service