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.

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.

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.