Temporary Suspension of Physical visits to Prisons due to Covid-19
The Irish Prison Service has announced that all physical family visits will be temporarily suspended from Monday 10 January, 2022 until Monday 24 January, 2022.
All visits between these dates have been cancelled.
Video visits will continue to operate as normal during this period and prisoners will be entitled to receive 1 video visit per week.
The Irish Prison Service is aware of the importance of visits to prisoners and their families however due to the widespread community transmission of Covid 19 and in line with the Prison Rules 2007 (S.I. 250 – Prison (Amendment) Rules 2020 – Rule 36A) which allows for the suspension of entitlement to visits, the Irish Prison Service will be suspending all physical (family) visits to prisons for a period of 14 days.
Any person who has at this stage has booked a visit should note that they will not be facilitated with access to the prison and no further bookings will be available at this time.
Physical visits requested on compassionate grounds by family members will be considered on a case by case basis but will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
Further updates on the suspension of physical family visits will be published on the Irish Prison Service website www.irishprisons.ie.