Enclosed is the latest update from Gold that has been forwarded to all Governors.
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CIRC 172: CHANGES TO RESTRICTIONS
For your information HMPPS have forwarded the following briefing to all Prisons in England and Wales.
Political News: HMP Frankland: Covid-19
Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2020
CIRC 157: RISK ASSESSMENTS
Concerns regarding individual Risk Assessments for vulnerable staff have been raised by POA Committees to the NEC.
CIRC 155: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE NOVEMBER 2020
Please ensure the contents of this circular are relayed to all POA members.
PR 225: SECOND NATIONAL LOCKDOWN LEAVES MANY INCONSISTENCIES IN PRISON
The POA since March 2020 have worked collaboratively with HMPPS and other employers to find solutions in keeping prisoners and staff safe during the pandemic.
CIRC 152: LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS FOR PRISONS IN ENGLAND
We are now able to confirm the extent of lockdown restrictions that will come into effect from today in Prisons in England. We have included Public Health England Advice for clarity.
CIRC 150: LOCKDOWN IN ENGLAND
The restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on 31st October 2020, which affect England come into force on Thursday 5th November 2020.
CIRC 140: GUIDANCE FOLLOWING THE NEW COMMUNITY ALERT LEVELS
Please be aware of the following guidance that has been issued to Governors, ensuring that you adhere to the newly imposed restrictions on social visits.
CIRC 139: HMPPS STAFF FACE MASK STRATEGY
HMPPS have agreed that if staff choose to wear a face mask whilst on duty, in any area, at any time, they may do so. This will be personal choice and no permission is needed.