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Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

Please find attached the report on working in UK prisons and secure hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to Mark Fairhurst on Talk Radio dismiss ideas for 'playgroup' meditation sessions for prisons staff to learn about diversity and intersectionality

Listen to Mark Fairhurst talk about the failures of authorities to properly monitor and share intelligence on the terrorist Usman Khan on Times Radio

Please find attached the branch allocation for the Scottish National Committee. 

As you will be aware staff testing has been rolled out across the whole estate and available in each prison for those who wish to volunteer to be tested.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 12th May 2021 for your information.

I have received many emails over the last few weeks from branch officials and indeed members in general.

Mark Fairhurst responds to debate in Parliament on Prison Officer Experience, 18 May 2021.

HMPPS are offering new services for those who are suffering Long Covid 19, please see attached and below.

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.