Suspension of Physical Visits to all Prisons 06 October 2020 - October 6th, 2020

Important Announcement: Suspension of Physical Visits to Prisons

The Irish Prison Service wishes to advise that, following the Government announcement (05 September 2020) of the country moving to Level 3 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19, all visits to Prisons have been suspended with effect from midnight tonight 6th October for an initial period of three weeks.

All physical visits booked for prisons have now been cancelled and any family member with a physical visit scheduled should not travel to any prison but should contact the prison to rebook a video visit using the normal booking procedure.

In addition, it will no longer be possible for prisoner property to be deposited in a prison while the country remains at Level 3 of the plan.

These necessary measures will remain in place until the Level is lowered by Government in due course and we regret any inconvenience caused.  We appreciate your co-operation and understanding and look forward to the reintroduction of physical visits in our prisons as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.


Irish Prison Service

06th October 2020