POA Circulars

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 13th May 2020, for your information.


Please find an update from the National Chair


The POA Information Technology advisers are currently in the process of building the new POA Website and Membership Database.


The Prime Minister on Sunday 10th May 2020 took the first steps in easing the coronavirus lockdown in a pre-recorded message stating he wants to encourage people to take more and unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise provided they stick to social distancing guidelines and stay two metres apart.


Please find below the link to the updated advice from Ministry of Justice.


Please make yourself aware of the following:


Please find the latest advice from Thompsons Solicitors in this briefing.


The POA have for many years offered members valuable Life insurance cover. This has paid out several millions of pounds over the years to the families of members who have sadly prematurely lost their lives.


The Ministry of Justice on the 5th May 2020 released the following figures as of 17:00 hours on Monday 4th May:


Please find enclosed a joint letter from Sir Simon Stevens, NHS Chief Executive and Amanda Pritchard, NHS Chief Operating Officer, outlining the second phase of NHS response to COVID-19.


Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.