As local committees continue to work on Exceptional Delivery Models that will progress regimes from level 3 to level 2, we should remain vigilant to the threat of COVID in our secure settings.
CIRC 127: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE AUGUST 2020 STAFF RETURNING FROM SHIELDING
New Guidance has been published which is available on the Intranet. The document is entitled: Guidance for the Support and Management of those Staff who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, those Living with the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and the Clinically Vulnerable.
CIRC 123: FACE COVERING EXEMPTION CARDS IN SOCIAL VISITS
The UK Government has recently mandated the use of face coverings in certain settings. However, in making this announcement, they also acknowledged that a small number of individuals may have legitimate reasons for not adhering to the requirement.
CIRC 122: COVID 19 - STAFF AND PRISONER TESTING JOINT STATEMENT
As an interested party in this consultation the POA as the recognised trade union were invited to put our submission in by the Secretary of State Robert Buckland QC MP.
CIRC 114: STAFF WHO ARE SHIELDING AT HOME
The National Executive Committee have been made aware of further guidance that affects staff who are Extremely Vulnerable and remain at home shielding. Members should be made aware of the following correspondence that has been forwarded to all Governors and PGDs.
CIRC 94: GENERAL SECRETARY UPDATE NUMBER 9: COVID-19
As I have indicated in previous updates the POA have been in discussions with HMPPS regarding the medium term recovery plan. HMPPS have agreed wording to the National Framework with the POA and other recognised Unions within HMPPS. On Tuesday 2nd June 2020, the Secretary of State Robert Buckland QC made a Ministerial statement endorsing the National Framework. I am also pleased ...
CIRC 92: ADJUDICATIONS: AMENDMENT TO THE PRISON RULES 1999 AND YOI RULES 2000 - RULE 53B
The National Executive wish to make you aware of recent amendments to the process that governs outstanding Internal Adjudicator (IA) referrals.
CIRC 85: GENERAL SECRETARY UPDATE NUMBER 8: COVID-19
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.
CIRC 84: MOJ COVID-19 PRISONS GUIDANCE UPDATED 15TH MAY 2020
Please find below the link to the updated advice from Ministry of Justice.
CIRC 83: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE
Please make yourself aware of the following: