The official prison website confirmed this morning that the prison is now subject to national Tier 4 restrictions. Accordingly, all social visits are now suspended until further notice.
From midnight tonight (Friday 18th December), Peterborough will move to Tier 3 of the Covid-19 restrictions. A statement on the official prison website explains that after 4th January 2021, all social visits will be suspended to comply with Tier 3 restrictions.
Responding to a message from Jen, Chair of Friends of Peterborough Prison, the Director of HMP Peterborough, Damian Evans, today expressed his appreciation of our contribution as follows:
“Please accept my thanks, and please also pass them on to all the other volunteers, for your patience during this period. […] and we look forward to seeing you return some time next year to continue your fantastic work supporting the prison.”
An announcement posted on the prison website yesterday gives details of the arrangements for prison social visits over the Christmas period. Visits from those living in tier 3 areas will be permitted.
HMP Peterborough has announced that social visits are to be re-introduced now that the period of national lockdown has ended. Some restrictions will apply and visits will not be possible by anyone from a tier 3 area. Further details can be found on the Sodexo website here.
A notice on the Sodexo website this morning announces the suspension of social visits during the current phase of national restrictions up to 2nd December. Full details can be found here.
The FOPP chair’s Annual Report for 2020 has been added to the Members Area of the website under Reports. You will need to login to view that page.
Two new items have been added to the website today. The first update is a new section under the COVID-19 tab, entitled How to Wear a Face Covering. Any of our employees/volunteers going into the prison from now on should refer to this guidance.
The second update is the addition of our COVID-19 Risk Assessments for those going into the prison. They can be found in the Reports section under our Members Area tab and you will need to login to view them.
The latest message from the Director General of Prisons, concerning the operation of visits in the light of increased COVID-19 restrictions across the country, has been posted today on the Sodexo prison website.
We have added a new section to the website today. It can be found in the Members’ Area, under Reports. This is where we will accumulate such items as annual reports and statements of accounts. You will see that we have started off with the accounts and explanatory notes for the financial year ending 30th June 2020. You will need to login with your membership details to view these items.