COVID-19

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

The TUC have sent out to all affiliated Trade Unions information on how colleagues and their families who come under the CEV category can access the vaccine as it appears not to have been widely communicated.

Vaccinations in Prisons - Lucy Fraser, Prisons Minister interviewed by Sky News

The POA has demanded prison workers and prisoners are given COVID vaccines as a matter of priority.

Please find attached the letter to the Parliamentary Under Secertary of State (Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment) stating our case as to why POA members and more widely prison staff and those in our care should be in the priority group for vaccinations.

Enclosed is the latest update from Gold that has been forwarded to all Governors.

For your information HMPPS have forwarded the following briefing to all Prisons in England and Wales.

 

Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2020

Concerns regarding individual Risk Assessments for vulnerable staff have been raised by POA Committees to the NEC.

 

Please ensure the contents of this circular are relayed to all POA members.

 

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.