Due to possible COVID-19 community exposure sites in Rockhampton, all visits have been cancelled at Capricornia Correctional Centre effective immediately.
This is an expansion of the existing restrictions on visits to SEQ prisons.
This means that all prisons from Capricornia south to the border and west to Gatton are not accepting visits. Only essential workers will have access to the centres after a medical screening, and masks will be worn.
Visits are occurring as normal at Townsville and Lotus Glen Correctional centres, but anyone who has been in the locked down areas since 1am Friday, July 30, will be unable to visit any Queensland correctional centre until restrictions ease.
We acknowledge the impact of these cancellations on prisoners and their families, and we appreciate your patience.
Virtual Personal Visits, prisoner email, phone and mail are available to help families keep in touch.
Community Corrections offices from Rockhampton and Gladstone south to the border have also moved to Stage 3 restrictions. If you are scheduled to attend an office, please call to make alternative arrangements.
We encourage family members to get vaccinated at the appropriate time if they haven’t already done so, as vaccinations will play an important role in preventing future lockdowns.
As soon as Queensland Health informs us it is safe to do so, we will reinstate visits.