Please find attached for your information an open letter sent to the Chair of the Pay Review Body regarding Pay.


Please find enclosed updates from Thompsons Solicitors regarding COVID-19. Please ensure your members are updated accordingly and have access to the briefings.


The National Executive are in constant contact with the employers, Government, ACAS, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, amongst others.

On the 24th March 2020 I sent out my first POA Circular 37/2020 update in relation to COVID-19 after regime restrictions came into place, which are fully supported by the NEC. I stated in that Circular that I would give weekly updates and I intend to do that unless there is nothing to report.


Please find enclosed COVID-19 Briefing No.2 from Thompsons Solicitors.


Please find the updated advice from ACAS regarding COVID-19. Please note the links and also the webinars and indeed twitter information are available each Friday.


Please find link below for the latest advice and update as of 26th March 2020.


There are 15 Regional Hubs which hold PPE for the Covid-19 outbreak the Hubs are located at:


I wanted to pass onto you all my sincerest thanks for the brave and essential work you are all carrying out during these unprecedented times.

The POA are putting out regular advice during this National Emergency of COVID-19. Our members are rightly anxious and at times frightened and that is a natural reaction.

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.