Visits paused at various Queensland Correctional Centres this weekend.
After consultation with Queensland Health regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queensland, visits have been paused in multiple Queensland Correctional Centres.
Under the restrictions, personal visits have been paused for Lotus Glen, Maryborough, Wolston and Numinbah Correctional Centres.
At this stage all other correctional centres are operating personal visits as normal.
Virtual personal visits remain available.
The restrictions will be reviewed as soon as Queensland Health indicates it is safe to do so.
We acknowledge the impact of pausing visits on prisoners and their families, and we appreciate your patience.
Prisoners in Queensland prisons have been offered COVID-19 vaccinations, with very high uptake.
With approximately 1000 people being released from Queensland prisons every month, and a similar number being received, Queensland Health has moved to a rolling schedule of vaccinations for new prisoners across the State and those who have previously refused vaccination.
Our officers have adhered to the CHO directive and been supported to get vaccinations.
We encourage family members to get vaccinated as soon as they can and to get a booster shot as soon as they are eligible.
Vaccinations will play an important role in keeping our centres COVID-free and preventing future lockdowns.
Updates will be provided on any further changes to personal visits via the Queensland Corrective Services website and Facebook Page.