Sodexo have announced that social visits on the male side of the prison will resume from Monday May 17th 2021. This will coincide with the re-starting of some elements of the normal work regime for residents.
A message on the Sodexo official prison website has given another Covid-19 update in which it states that social visits to female residents will be resumed from Monday 19th April. Unfortunately, because of the recent Covid-19 outbreak, it will not be possible to re-start social visits for male residents at this time.
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.