WHO publish report on good practices in managing infectious diseases in prison settings - April 6th, 2022

The World Health Orgainisation has published a report; Good practices in managing infectious diseases in prison settings: a snapshot of responses to COVID-19 implemented around the globe between May and September 2020 (2022)

This report captures various health-related policies and practices that were implemented inside prisons and other places of detention during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is intended as a resource for policy-makers, prison managers and health-in-prisons practitioners, highlighting the preparedness, responsiveness, risk assessment, risk mitigation and case management of COVID-19 inside prisons. The report presents good practices from countries and regions, selected according to specific criteria, in enhancement of health-care practices in prisons. It is structurally based on, and thematically complementary to, Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention: interim guidance, developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and issued in March 2020 (‎revised February 2021)‎.

You can read the Irish Prison Service, Training & Education Support for Covid-19 Preparedness on pages 48 -50. Click here to view the report.