CIRC 66: COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON SPITTING AND COUGHING AT STAFF

Enclosed is guidance to follow if staff are threatened by Prisoners who cough or spit at them during the COVID outbreak. These are now indictable offences that should be reported to the Police so we may secure prosecutions. The POA have ensured that the membership are included and we are pleased that staff in secure settings are afforded these protections. Please ensure the guidance is followed and all instances are reported to the Police.

For and on behalf of the POA.

 

Yours Sincerely

STEVE GILLAN      
General Secretary

 

Yours Sincerely

MARK FAIRHURST
National Chair

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.