COVID-19

See all the latest COVID-19 news and updates

Watch Ged Stilliard from Thompsons Solictors talk about COVID-19 personal injury claims

In May 2021 Amina Memon and Nicholas Hardwick, from the Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law, at the Royal Holloway University of London produced their report into “WORKING IN UK PRISONS AND SECURE HOSPITALS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC”.

As you will be aware staff testing has been rolled out across the whole estate and available in each prison for those who wish to volunteer to be tested.

HMPPS are offering new services for those who are suffering Long Covid 19, please see attached and below.

The TUC has launched an online survey for workers who are experiencing or have experienced Long Covid. We want to better understand their experiences at work and what additional workplace support they may need.

Enclosed for your information is the latest guidance from HMPPS that clarifies the procedures to be taken when dealing with staff absences due to Covid 19 and the effects of Long Covid.

Watch the interview with Geoff Willets on ITV News, talk about the prison outbreak putting England's smallest county top of Covid infection chart

The Labour Research Department have produced a Booklet on ‘Working Safely with Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has presented significant new health and safety challenges for workers and their trade unions.

Watch Mark Fairhurst interviewed on BBC North West Today talking about COVID 19 outbreaks in Prisons

Please see below a note on the WHO’s position on occupational vaccines by Ivan Dimov of WHO:

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.