The National Executive Committee met today 20th March 2020 for a Special NEC. An agenda Item was discussed in relation to the ongoing Coronavirus, COVID-19 and all the Government and Public Health England advice around social distancing and indeed unnecessary meetings and unnecessary travel arrangements. 

Please find the latest information from ACAS regarding an ACAS Webinar and a Live Twitter Q and A on 20th March 2020.


It is important that we keep all members updated of the legal advice and your rights in relation to COVID-19. Please find the enclosed advice from Thompsons solicitors.


Please find the latest on a legislative framework regarding coronavirus which will go to the House of Commons this week. I recognise that the membership will be getting lots of information and updates both from your employer and indeed from the POA as circumstances develop.

Please find the latest guidance for Prisons and other prescribed places of detention in relation to COVID -19 from Government.


Please find the latest information from ACAS who are also working closely with the Department of Health.


This is the latest Public Health England Guidance please bring it to the attention of all members. Further updates will be sent out as and when available.


The POA National Executive Committee have received telephone calls from various branch officials requesting guidance on whether the POA Conference will be going ahead or not.

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.