Revised June 2022. The content of this page reflects the changes in procedure that have occurred since our volunteers last went into the prison before the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of writing, the mandatory use of face coverings and routine testing has been withdrawn. Obviously, should they be re-introduced then the procedure for gaining entry to the prison will be modified, and you will need to comply with the revised arrangements.
Make sure you have read and understood the FOPP Volunteers Handbook, are dressed appropriately, and are aware of what you are allowed to take in with you and what items are prohibited. Go back to the First Days page and read the appropriate sections if you are at all unsure.
All people going into the secure areas of the prison (officers, staff, legal and other professionals, volunteers and visitors) go through the same security/search procedure. Those heading for the Visits Hall will find useful information on how the visiting system works in HMP Peterborough on this page of the Sodexo website (opens iin new tab).
Click the button and read on to learn more about what it’s like to volunteer here…